Current Updates

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Grayson County Schools will follow and implement The Kentucky Department of Public Health’s (KDPH) revised COVID recommendations for isolation and quarantine. These are based on the most recent CDC guidance and will be effective Tuesday, January 18. Key changes for schools requiring universal masking include:

ISOLATION (Positive Test)

●      Shortened to five days, regardless of vaccination status

●      May return to school on Day 6 if COMPLETELY symptom-free

●      Must wear a well-fitting mask upon return (10 days or according to school policy, currently universal). If unable to do so, they should self-isolate from school for 10 full days

QUARANTINE and CONTACT TRACING (At-School Exposure Only)

●      Quarantine and contact tracing are not required if an individual is not experiencing symptoms, except possibly in special circumstances when masks may not be worn such as lunch, etc., or when in contact closer than 3 feet for a period of more than 15 minutes

●      Must wear a well-fitting mask indoors

●      Testing is recommended at 5-7 days after exposure.

●      Families will be notified when a possible exposure to COVID-19 occurs in the classroom

 It is still recommended that those exposed outside school (e.g., household member) should quarantine if: a) they have not completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series >14 days prior to the exposure (any age); or b) they are not up-to-date with their recommended COVID-19 vaccinations (including booster for those 18+).

** Those who wish to test early (Day 5) to return Day 6, must provide a copy of the negative test result upon return to school. **

Our schools and the Grayson County Health Department will continue to work together with families on a case by case basis.

Low-Risk Letter to Families

Direct Exposure Letter to Families

Link to Full KDPH Guidance (Updated Jan. 10, 2022)

Link to KDPH Summary (Updated Jan. 10, 2022)

KDPH /CDC Updates

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COVID-19 REPORTING DASHBOARD

COVID TESTING

COVID-19 testing is available in Grayson County through Bluewater Lab -- a separate entity, not affiliated with the Grayson County Health Department or Grayson County Schools.

Testing is free for GCS students and staff at the Grayson County Fairgounds.

Preregistration is required. with the QR Code in the image above, or call 833-575-2480 on your mobile device and you will receive a text.

Hours for testing can be found at: https://www.bluewaterdx.com/.../mobile-collection-sites/

Links to:
Test Registration by Mobile Phone - Instructions

COVID-19 Testing: Informed Consent Form (Please complete in advance if possible. Copies will also be available to fill out on-site, but doing so will increase waiting time)

FIND IT FAST

Bus and Shuttle Routes
Menus 2021-22
School Year Calendar

COVID Operations Plan (REV Oct. 25)

Reopening Plan (REV Oct. 25)

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Daily Symptom Screening: If your child has a temperature of more than 100.4 and/or these symptoms, please do not send them to school:

  • New cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • New rash

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

Link to: Parent Assurance for Daily Student Health Assessment

Contact Tracing and Quarantines: Grayson County Schools will once again partner with the Grayson County Health Department on contact tracing and quarantines during the 2021-22 school year.

 Below are links to sample letters that you will receive should your child potentially be exposed as either:

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A direct contact of an individual who tests positive with COVID-19 and be required to quarantine.

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A non-direct/low-risk contact of an individual who has tested positive, but due to distance or time spent directly with that individual, your child will not be required to quarantine unless further investigation warrants, or they should develop symptoms.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact your school and/or school nurse.

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