Jefferson City School District returns to masks & adopts new CDC isolation protocols

Jefferson City Public Schools announces a surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted the district to return to masks.

The new, temporary rules go into effect Tuesday, January 18th as the district returns to following its yellow protocols.  Under those rules, masks are required indoors for all staff and students when social distancing cannot be maintained.  School gatherings and assemblies will be permitted if social distance can be maintained.  If not, masks will be required. 

The district says it’s also adopting the new CDC isolation protocols for both students and staff.  Under the protocols, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for five days.  If symptom free on day six, they can return to school, but must wear a well-fitting mask through day 10.  The same basic policy applies to those who are close contacts to a positive case, having to isolate for five days.