COVID-19 Mitigation Measures for the 2022-2023 School Year
Stay Home When Sick
- Students and staff should stay home when feeling ill. Individuals can return to school as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their symptoms are resolving, or if a medical professional makes an alternative diagnosis.
- View a list of COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
If A Student or Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19
- If a student or staff tests positive, they should follow current CDC guidance for isolation. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever-free for 24 hours, they may return to school/work after Day 5 (on Day 6 with Day 0 being day of test or onset of symptoms). CDC stipulates this return may occur
on Day 6 provided:
- the individual is able to mask, they must do so through Day 10.
- If the individual is unable to mask, it is recommended they have a negative test on Day 5 or later to return to school/work prior to day 11.
- The Sheboygan Area School District is participating in the free testing offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and COVID Clinic.
- As of December 5, 2022, on-site testing is available for SASD students, staff, and their families.
- View more information on Sheboygan Area School District COVID-19 Testing Sites.
- COVID community testing information and access to free antigen home tests can be found on the Public Health website.
- Masks are optional for all students and staff.
Monitoring Outbreaks of Illness
- Outbreaks of illness will be monitored in cooperation with the local public health department.
- View our daily attendance reports showing the percent of students absent due to illness.
- When active student COVID-19 positive cases reach 5% of the student population at a building, all students, staff members, and visitors will be required to wear facial coverings for a minimum of 7 calendar days, and until the building student positive case rate drops below 5%. Exemptions from facial coverings and accommodations will be made when physical, medical, or developmental needs exist and are documented from a medical provider or through the IEP process. Schools will notify families when the threshold is reached and masks will be temporarily required.
- Increased outside air flow and exchange levels remain at the highest possible levels in all classrooms and schools. These settings are at or above recommended ventilation levels.
- Handwashing, hand sanitizer, and respiratory etiquette is supported and reinforced
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures remain in place, including maintaining additional cleaning staff.
Last updated: January 2, 2023