Health and Safety Adjustments Starting Jan. 11
Within the last seven days, 2% of the student population at Woodbury High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We will implement schoolwide health and safety adjustments as shown in our criteria for COVID-19 decision-making.
Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Woodbury High School will be taking additional steps for at least 20 school days to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and flu-like symptoms including:
- Required face coverings for all students, staff and visitors
- Limiting group work and movement throughout classrooms and the school
- Providing as much social distancing as possible throughout the school
- Creating seating charts in classrooms
- Contact tracing as much as possible
- Performing targeted classroom cleaning
- Possible suspension of athletics/activities
- Asking parents to pick up students who are experiencing two or more COVID-like symptoms
- Based on availability, sick students being picked up from school may be offered a rapid COVID-19 test with parental consent
Athletics and Activities Adjustments:
- Student-athletes, coaches and officials are required to wear face coverings when not actively participating in the contest. This includes wearing a mask on benches, in locker rooms and during team meetings.
- Student-athletes do not need to wear a face covering when actively competing in a practice or game.
- Exceptions can be made for when student-athletes are wearing helmets, face cages or competing or practicing outdoors.
- Spectators are required to bring and wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while inside of Woodbury High School.
- School-sponsored events and activities, including dances, will follow masking guidelines.
Our increased health and safety measures will help keep students in school as much as possible, rather than sending students back to distance learning. We also need your help. Please avoid non-essential gatherings where social distancing and masking are not possible, as they may increase your child’s risk of COVID-19 exposure. Please continue to follow public health guidance in the community and keep students home who are sick.
COVID-19 is a mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms such as fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, new cough or a cough that gets worse, difficulty/hard time breathing, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, muscle pain, extreme fatigue/feeling very tired, severe/very bad headache or chills. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep them home, take a COVID-19 test and contact your healthcare provider.
Thank you for your help in slowing the spread of illness in our school.