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2021-2022 Mitigation Plan Information and COVID-19 Case Information

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Cartwright Mitigation Plan Update- July 19, 2021

Safety has, and always will be the priority of the Cartwright School District #83. We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of the steps we will be taking to return to school safely. 

The following are a few key takeaways from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to be implemented across our district. 

    • *Masks are required to be worn by all individuals when indoors while student scholars and families are on campus.
    • Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports. 
    • Physical distancing will be practiced at all times, when possible, to reduce transmission risk. 
    • CDC recommended guidance on air ventilation systems were installed at all schools.
    • Schools will continue to promote good handwashing/sanitizing hygiene and provide hand sanitizer. 
    • Scholars, teachers, and staff should stay home when they are sick and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care. The district has personnel trained to conduct on-site COVID-19 RAPID testing when necessary.
    • Schools will continue routine daily disinfecting and deep cleaning on Fridays.
    • Before and After School care will resume.
    • School sports and extracurricular activities will resume.
  • The district will continue to monitor community transmission, vaccination coverage, screening/pool testing, and occurrence of outbreaks to guide decisions on the level of layered prevention strategies.

In addition to vaccinations, the American Association of Pediatrics recommends a layered approach to make school safe for all students, teachers, and staff in the guidance here. That includes a recommendation that everyone older than age 2 wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. The AAP also amplifies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for building ventilation, testing, quarantining, cleaning, and disinfection in the updated guidance.

Cartwright will implement policies and procedures that are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies as follows, guidances and recommendations that are driven by the current metrics of COVID-19 in our community. Additionally, we will ensure all policies are aligned to current Federal, State, and Local mandates, proclamations, and/or orders. All the previously stated agency guidelines and Federal, State and Local mandates, proclamations, and/or orders may change at any given time and, thus, may change the protocols that are implemented at the beginning of the school year.

We understand this does not bring us back to “normal.” But it is a step towards normalcy while continuing to protect our community against the effects of the pandemic. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we continue to move forward during these unprecedented times. 

Click here to view the 2021-2022 Mitigation Plan.