Using new CDPHE guidance, regular symptom screening upon entry will be stopped, and the district is returning to its former illness policy. Starting on Feb. 28, quarantines following exposure will no longer be required and contact tracing will not be conducted, but people who test positive for COVID will still need to isolate for five days at home.
Masks are still recommended, but few students and staff have been wearing masks anyway. MCSD will continue posting the amount of positive cases reported on a COVID dashboard on its website, but will be removing the data on quarantines after they are no longer required. Check out Anna Lynn Winfrey's article to get the full context on these decisions.
What do you think about the lessening of COVID-19 restrictions in schools? Do you think they were effective in the first place? Do you expect more institutions to follow suit?