Please note that all information is based on current guidance and recommendations from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health. If guidance changes, we will update you with any impact on our operations.
MASK/FACE COVERING GUIDANCE
What are the expectations for masks/face coverings at Eastland-Fairfield Career Centers for this year?
The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal masking for all staff and students in K-12 schools. The Ohio Department of Health recommends masks for those who are not fully vaccinated. Because all EFCTS staff and students are eligible (by age) to receive the COVID vaccine, masks or face coverings are optional for students, staff, and visitors at our Eastland and Fairfield campuses.
Per the CDC and Ohio Department of Health, masks are strongly recommended for those students, staff, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated.
This applies to high school and Adult Workforce Development (AWD) students taking courses at the AWD Center.
Do I have to wear a mask at my satellite program’s host school?
Mask guidelines are at the discretion of each school district and may vary. Please contact your satellite program’s host school district to learn more about its mask and face covering policies.
Do I have to wear a mask if I ride a school bus to EFCTS or my satellite program's host school?
You should contact your home district with questions regarding mask requirements on school buses. However, there is a federal order requiring masks on public transportation, and school buses qualify as public transportation.
Do I have to quarantine if I am exposed to someone who is COVID positive?
Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine. School nurses will notify students and their parents/guardians if quarantine is required. A vaccinated staff member who is exposed to a COVID positive person may elect to provide evidence of their vaccination in order to avoid quarantine.
Unvaccinated individuals who were properly and consistently wearing a mask and were within 3-6 feet of a person diagnosed with COVID-19, who was also properly and consistently wearing a mask, do not need to quarantine.
Unvaccinated individuals may still need to quarantine if they are not wearing a mask and were within 3-6 feet of another individual diagnosed with COVID-19.
As always, if you are ill or running a fever, please stay home and consult your healthcare provider for further information and direction.
Will students or staff be able to get the COVID vaccine at school if they wish?
We are working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to possibly bring a vaccine clinic to the Eastland campus, which would be open to all EFCTS students (adults and high school), staff, and potentially parents/guardians.
In order to help us to determine the interest in such a clinic, please complete the short survey below. (one survey per person)
VACCINE INTEREST SURVEY
Are vaccines required?
Vaccines are NOT required at Eastland-Fairfield. While COVID-19 vaccines are not required in Ohio public schools, vaccines are recommended for all individuals ages 12 and up by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, and the Ohio Department of Health. In alignment with those health professionals, we at Eastland-Fairfield are recommending that students and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the vaccine is not recommended by your personal healthcare provider. Once again, masks are highly recommended for these individuals.
Are there any other precautionary measures being taken?
In addition to masks and vaccines, we will continue our enhanced cleaning protocols and encourage regular hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitizer, which will be available throughout our buildings. We have also hired school nurses at each of our campuses for the 2021-22 school year.