Parma City School District lifts mask mandate, updates COVID-19 protocols for upcoming school year

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 13:55:08-04

PARMA, Ohio — The Parma City School District has lifted the mask mandate for the 2021-22 school year, the district announced on its website.

The district said the policies implemented for the upcoming school year are projections at this point and are subject to change as mandates or virus levels evolve. All policies were adopted in accordance with the CDC.

  • Physical distancing will continue in the district’s elementary schools where students are not yet eligible for vaccinations.
  • Masks will not be required for adults or students.
  • Sanitizer stations will remain through the schools and students will be given frequent reminders to wash their hands throughout the day.
  • The district will increase the number of staff designated as COVID clearers and the use of Clorox 360 system to prevent spread.
  • The district will continue to quarantine individuals who have not yet received vaccinations if for 15 or more minutes they are within 3 feet of a positive case in a classroom or 6 feet in a setting that isn’t a classroom.
  • Vaccinated individuals who are exposed to a positive case will need to monitor their symptoms.
  • Regular communication will be maintained with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
  • The district does not plan to conduct testing on school property or with any personnel.
  • The district will continue to promote vaccinations to families.
  • Protective equipment will be provided to students with disabilities and staff who work with them.

The district held a board meeting last week where future protocols relating to COVID-19 and the upcoming school year were discussed.

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