COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

The health and well-being of our students and staff is the first priority of the Toronto City School District.  The district administration is meeting with the Jefferson County Health Department on a weekly basis to keep abreast of the latest developments with COVID-19 cases, Ohio Department of Health orders, and preventive measures to protect the safety of our school community. The district has received CARES Act funding to provide our students and staff with personal protective equipment including masks, face shields, and desk barriers. Social distancing is encouraged using visual cues throughout the building, arrangement of student furniture, and staggering of dismissals to reduce student traffic.  Hand sanitizer stations, daily temperature checks, and disinfection of high-touch surfaces are all ways that we are reducing the spread.   

COVID-19 Reporting

The Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health released a new order on September 3, 2020 requiring reporting and notification regarding COVID-19 cases in kindergarten through 12th grade schools.  The order requires that within twenty-four hours of becoming aware of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, a school staff shall notify parents or guardians of students of the existence of the case in writing and share as much information as possible without disclosing protected health information. Written notification of a positive test shall be sent to the parents or guardians of all students who share a classroom space or have participated in a school activity during the COVID-19 infectious period of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach.  Written notification shall also be provided to all parents or guardians of students at the school building notifying them of a positive test result.  This written notification may be made by either email or through posts to the district website. Toronto City Schools will provide written notifications on the COVID-19 information page. Superintendent Maureen Taggart will serve as the district's COVID-19 coordinator and will facilitate the reporting of case information.  
 
Notification DateNew Student Cases -
 Completely Remote
New Student Cases -
 On-Site (Class or Activities)
New Staff Cases -
 Completely Remote
New Staff Cases -
 On-Site (Class or Activities)
9/11/2020
0
0
0
0
9/18/2020
0
0
0
0
9/25/2020
0
0
0
0
10/2/2020
0
0
0
0
10/9/2020
0
0
0
0
10/16/2020
0
0
0
0
10/23/2020
0
0
0
0
10/30/2020
0
0
0
0
11/6/2020
0
0
0
0
11/13/2020
0
1
0
0
11/20/2020
1
0
0
2
11/28/2020
0
2
0
5
12/3/2020
1
0
1
1

Toronto City School District Reopening Plan

On Thursday, October 29, the Toronto Board of Education approved a revision to the Toronto City School District's reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  While the district will continue to monitor the county's COVID threat level, the district will be using local indicators to determine whether students will move from face-to-face instruction to hybrid or remote instruction. The local indicators being used are as follows:
  1. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the school
  2. The number of students quarantined.
  3. The number of staff quarantined.
The full revised plan can be viewed by clicking the following link Toronto City School District Reopening Plan revised.pdf

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