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    Update on Mask Mandate

    The mask requirements for WPS students and staff have expired, allowing families and WPS employees a choice about wearing a mask in a school setting.

    Masks are also no longer required on WPS school buses on either daily routes or field trips.

    Guidance on COVID Exposures, Illness, Notifications and Quarantines

    With the lifting of the mask mandate, there are updated guidelines surrounding the steps taken when a student tests positive for COVID-19. 

    In general, actions will be dictated by whether the positive student test is isolated or part of an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as five or more COVID-positive students in a classroom setting within a 14-day period or five or more linked (non-household) cases in the school. Outbreaks will be determined in consultation with the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD). 

    The in-school guidance is as follows:

    Under 2 years of age

    • No Outbreak
      • 10-day isolation is required for any COVID positive child
      • 10-day quarantine is recommended for close contacts
    • Outbreak
      • 10-day isolation is required for any COVID positive child
      • 10-day quarantine is required for close contacts

    Over 2 years of age

    • No Outbreak
      • Masking recommended through day 10
      • 5-day isolation is required for any COVID positive child
      • 5-day quarantine is recommended for close contacts
    • Outbreak
      • Masking recommended through day 10
      • 5-day isolation is required for any COVID positive child
      • 5-day quarantine is required for close contacts

    In consultation with TCHD, it has been determined that in non-outbreak situations, WPS will no longer require exposed students determined to be close contact to quarantine. Furthermore, WPS will only provide exposure notification in cases of an outbreak.

    Find out where you can get vaccinated.

    Anyone age 5 years and older can get vaccinated. All COVID-19 vaccines are free. Insurance or identification are not needed. You can walk-in or make an appointment at most places.

    🔗Vaccines for children and teens website 

    If you are looking for a specific vaccine product, you can sort by product at Vaccines.gov or text your zip code to 438829. Find additional locations on the state’s webpage.

    Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot? Find out here.

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