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Update to MCS COVID-19 Policy & Protocols

| Montessori Admin |

Policy Update 3/15/21

Staff are considered immune, or protected from the virus, 2 weeks after they have received the appropriate dosage of a COVID vaccine. This means, 2 weeks after they are fully vaccinated, they will not be required to quarantine, even if exposed to someone who tests positive.

However, if any symptoms of COVID-19 present following an exposure, vaccinated staff will be expected to stay home, isolate and contact their healthcare provider for guidance.

All staff are still required to follow the school’s COVID-19 policy and procedures as outlined in Safe Return to School.

This policy is effective as soon as the school receives and notes the appropriate documentation of an employee’s vaccine status.

Please Review the Following Information from the CDC

  • At this point, data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. However, we are still learning how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.
  • We are also still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines keep people from spreading the disease. Early data show that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19, but we are learning more as more people get vaccinated.
  • We’re still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people.
  • As more becomes known, guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people may be modified.

Please read the full article here.