Dear Tiger Students, Families, and Staff.
The Ohio Department of Health has recommended that local health departments (LDH) grant schools the permission to discontinue universal contact tracing of students and staff in school. Effective immediately , Howland will no longer be conducting these contact tracing practices. Schools are still expected to assist LHDs with contact tracing, case investigation and exposure notification related to outbreaks or clusters in schools as determined by the LHD. Howland will also continue ODEs "Mask to Stay, Test to Play" protocols to allow asymptomatic students to attend school while wearing a mask if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor and update information as we receive.
Kevin R. Spicher
ODEs revised COVID exposure flow chart: