MASON, Ohio — Mason City Schools is changing the process for families to report a positive COVID-19 tests or the need to quarantine to the district, according to news release sent by spokesperson Tracey Carson Friday afternoon.
Families with students in the district can find the updated form here. They should fill it out if their students are diagnosed with COVID-19 or if they are exposed to someone with the novel coronavirus.
Mason Schools’ COVID support specialist will then follow up with families to figure out the correct number of isolation days for the quarantining student.
During the week of Jan. 18, the district recorded 37 new cases of COVID-19: 27 students and 10 staff members.
Currently, nine staff members and 119 students are quarantining.
The district has informed state officials that 80% of their staff is interested in receiving the vaccine as part of Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination rollout plan, which prioritizes K-12 staff as long as their district commits to in-person or hybrid learning.