COVID-19 Resources for Schools

Please utilize the resources below provided by the CDC. 

The Calhoun County Public Health Department recommends the latest CDC COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools and early care and education (ECE) programs. The following set of strategies for everyday operations should be in place at all COVID-19 Community Levels, including low levels.

Calhoun County's current community risk level: MEDIUM
Updated every Friday

COVID-19 Community Level Individual- and household-level prevention behaviors Community-level prevention strategies (as recommended by the CDC)
Low The CDC does not provide specific guidance for schools in low transmission. Please refer to the CDC Community Level webpage for information on individual and household prevention behaviors
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html
The CDC does not provide specific guidance for schools in low transmission. Please refer to the CDC Community Level webpage for information on individual and household prevention behaviors
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html
Medium The CDC does not provide specific guidance for schools in medium transmission. Please refer to the CDC Community Level webpage for information on individual and household prevention behaviors
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html

  • Consider implementing screening testing or other testing strategies for people who are exposed to COVID-19 in workplaces, schools, or other community settings as appropriate
High
  • Wear a high-quality mask or respirator
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  • Maintain ventilation improvements.
  • Universal indoor masking in schools and ECE programs is recommended. CDC also recommends masking at all times at school nurses’ offices, regardless of the current COVID-19 community level.
  • Schools and ECE programs may also consider holding some activities outside if feasible when the COVID-19 Community Level is high.
  • Consider setting-specific recommendations for prevention strategies based on local factors
  • Consider implementing screening testing or other testing strategies for people who are exposed to COVID-19 in workplaces, schools, or other community settings as appropriate
  • Maintain improved ventilation in public indoor spaces

                                           




From the CDC