- We strongly recommend that ]everyone two years of age and older wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status.
- If you are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe illness, we recommend you wear a mask or respirator (e.g., a N95 or KN95) and consider additional precautions, such as avoiding nonessential indoor activities. Talk with your individual health care provider about what additional precautions you should take.
- If you live with someone or have frequent contact with someone who is at high risk of severe illness, we recommend you consider self-testing prior to contact and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them.
- Have a plan for rapid testing (e.g., have home tests on hand or access to local testing sites).
- When spending time in a crowded or densely populated indoor setting, we recommend wearing a well-fitting mask.
Each School has prepared and distributed their own opening plan that provides detailed information for that school's Fall 2021 Back to School plan. Students and families will find answers to many of their questions and we encourage you to review this information before the start of school!
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, was enacted on March 11, 2021. The ARP Act provides additional funding for school districts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Education portion of ARP is known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III or ARP ESSER) Fund. The purpose of the ESSER III fund is to support the safe reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.