Individual Classroom Closure

Criteria:

  1. Two or more students/staff within the classroom group develop COVID-19 within 14 days.

Action Plan:

  1. Complete contact tracing protocol.
  2. Entire classroom including teacher enter quarantine for 14 days from date of last student testing positive.
  3. Deep cleaning of the classroom.
  4. The WPS will work in collaboration with the Wellesley Health Department to both assess the situation and determine any additional action steps.

Entire School Closure (PreK/Elementary, Middle and High School Level)

Criteria:

  1. At the Pre K and elementary level: if there are at least 3 cases across multiple classrooms within 14 days and there is evidence of transmission within the school. If cases are targeted to a particular cohort, then the decision may be made to quarantine a specific cohort.
  2. At the Middle and High School level: at least 10 cases develop COVID-19 within 14 days and there is evidence of transmission within the school. If cases are targeted to a particular cohort, then the decision may be made to quarantine a specific cohort.
  3. If at any school a critical mass of teachers is out for an extended period of time making in-person operations no longer feasible.

Action Plan:

  1. Complete contract tracing protocol.
  2. Entire school is closed with all staff and students entering quarantine for 14 days from the date of last individual testing positive.
  3. Deep cleaning of the entire school
  4. The WPS will work in collaboration with the Wellesley Health Department to both assess the situation and determine any additional action steps.
  5. If the High School is closed, a decision will also be made/communicated regarding the suspension of athletics and extracurricular activities.

District Closure:

In addition to the broader district dashboard, which will guide the model of instruction being used by WPS, the District in collaboration with the Health Department will assess the degree to which multiple, individual school closures may result in the complete closure of the District.

WPS Response to Exposure in School (PDF)

WPS Response to Exposure in School 10/8/20
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