WJCC Schools will follow the protocols outlined in the WJCC Schools Health Services Return to School Mitigation Guidelines, which follow guidance from the CDC and VDH for reported COVID-19 cases and reported exposure to those with COVID-19. Student absences due to COVID-19 are addressed in school attendance policies. Students will be given the opportunity to make up missing assignments due to illness.
WJCC Schools will work with local and regional health officials to initiate contract tracing and coordinate next steps. Operations staff will begin established cleaning and sanitizing procedures, as appropriate. Decisions regarding the complete or partial closure of a building will be determined by school division staff, in collaboration with local health officials.
If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be permitted to return to school until they have self-quarantined per CDC and VDH guidelines and are symptom-free. Students with exposure to someone with COVID-19 can return if symptom-free for the duration of the self-quarantine. Specific considerations for returning to school are outlined in the Health Services Return to School Mitigation Guidelines.