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Dear Antioch School Families,

As always, we are committed to providing the children with another school year of opportunities for growth and connection in the safest ways possible. At this point in time, due to the spread of the recent Delta variant of the virus, COVID cases, which were almost in the Low range on the CDC indicator chart, have gone from Moderate to Substantial and are now at High levels in our area.

However, there are some factors that have improved since the fall/winter surge, despite the fact that this variant is even more contagious:

  • Almost half of people in our area are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination rates have started to increase again, and approval for the vaccine for younger children is pending, possibly as soon as the end of September.
  • Additionally, we have gained a lot of learning and experience from our school year last year, when we had no documented cases transmitted at school and only one adult case of unknown origin during the time school was in session.

This indicates that the COVID Plan we put in place last year, including the safety protocols and mitigation measures, has worked well. We have learned a lot, and the experience gained from our last school year will be the foundation for this coming fall.

At school we will continue to use the guidelines from the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Greene County Public Health. Here is a link to the CDC COVID tracking data, by individual county:

Here is our current COVID Plan for the 2021-22 school year, including the protocols and mitigation measures for the fall:

  • Adults and children (including visitors) will continue to be required to wear masks while on school grounds, unless outdoors and distanced from others.
  • Masks will need to be surgical grade or high thread count cotton fabric with a filter added. We have found that this vendor manufactures good quality masks that have a good fit:

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