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State of Connecticut Guidance, Addendums, and Executive Orders

 

 

 

NEW: SCREEN AND STAY GUIDANCE

 

November 10 Letter from Superintendent Austin

 

Dear Families,

The new Screen and Stay guidance has been developed by the Department of Public Health and the State Department of Education to provide temporary relief for families and school districts impacted by the frequent quarantine of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated K-12 students and staff due to COVID-19 exposures experienced in the school setting. This guidance applies to in-person learning and is not intended to apply to other settings such as athletics, extracurricular activities or other activities that occur outside the normal school day. Screen and Stay does not apply to Prek and Preschool students.

For the remainder of the Fall 2021 semester, students or staff who are exposed to a COVID-19 case in the school setting and remain asymptomatic may continue with in-person learning or work, provided the exposure involved individuals who were wearing masks indoors or in a supervised setting outdoors regardless of masking, during the entire exposure period.

Guidance developed by DPH and CSDE  for Screen and Stay can be found here. Appendices 1-3 outline the steps to take if a student or staff member is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, is identified as a close contact, and is asymptomatic.

Ledge Light Health District has communicated their support of this new guidance based on the findings of several studies that suggest that the transmission of COVID-19 among students in the school setting is relatively infrequent, and that infections among contacts of cases in school settings are very low, particularly due to our strong and consistent mitigation strategies in the school setting.

The district is in the process of facilitating vaccine clinics for students ages 5-11. An additional clinic for staff and students ages 12-18 will be available on December 3 at Fitch High School.

The Screen and Stay protocol will be effective on Monday, November 15. Additional information on Screen and Stay is posted on the District website, www.grotonschools.org.

Sincerely,

Susan Austin

Superintendent of Schools

Proposed Strategy to Reduce Quarantine Away From School

First page of the PDF file: ScreenandStaySlides_FINAL11052021
First page of the PDF file: ScreenandStayK12_Fall2021_FINAL11052021
First page of the PDF file: ScreenandStayAppendecies

 

Updated Guidance for the Operation of Interscholastic, Youth and other Amateur Sports Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This guidance has been updated for the 2021 Winter sports season, beginning November 29, 2021.

First page of the PDF file: DPH-Youth-and-Amateur-Sports-COVID19_UPDATED_Winter_2021_2022

The following COVID-19 Scenarios in Schools / Decision Tree Applies to Participation in Sports and After-School Activities. 

First page of the PDF file: Addendum5DecisionTreeUpdated101921

 

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CSDE Plan and Addendums

 

 Adapt, Advance, Achieve: CT’s Plan to Learn & Grow Together

 

 


 

First page of the PDF file: CTSDEFallMitigationGuidance

CSDE Reopening FAQ

CSDE Reopening FAQs

Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning

Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning
Guidance & Considerations for Preschool in Public Schools
Guidance and Considerations for Preschool in Public Schools

Fall Re-Opening for High Needs Students

Fall Re-Opening for High Needs Students

Interim Guidance for Decision-Making

Interim Guidance for Decision-Making

Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios

Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios

Educating Students with Disabilities

Educating Students with Disabilities

K-12 Music Programs

CT K-12 Music Programs

Fire & School Safety

Fire & School Safety

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing

Reframing & Reopening: School Discipline

Reframing & Reopening: School Discipline

Face Coverings

Face Coverings

Adapt, Advance, Achieve

First page of the PDF file: 12_Addendum
First page of the PDF file: VaccineFAQs

 

 


 

State of Connecticut Executive Orders

 

Executive Order no. 13A: RevISED ORDER for Masks and Face Coverings, nursing home staff testing

First page of the PDF file: Executive-Order-No-13AMaskMandateinPublicSchools

Executive Order no.13D: Vaccinations required for state employees, school employees and childcare facility staff

First page of the PDF file: Executive-Order-No-13DVaccinationMandateforSchoolStaff