COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Our academic calendar coincides with flu season in Wisconsin. We need to manage COVID-19 on top of a wide range of seasonal illnesses. Simple precautions such as hand-washing,, masking,, staying home when sick, and getting enough sleep will help us all to stay healthy all year long.
Self-monitoring of Symptoms and Exposure
Prior to coming to MRS school, parents of students should conduct daily symptom checks and stay at home if they are sick and do not feel well. If a student has a temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit, they should notify their teacher and stay home.
MRS will monitor the COVID-19 hospital admission levels in Dane County and require indoor masking of all staff, students and parents as conditions warrant. In general, MRS supports students, staff, and parents in wearing masks indoors. CDC guidelines state that wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator consistently and correctly reduces the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
MRS requires masks indoors in the following cases:
anyone showing symptoms of any respiratory infection, such as runny nose,, cough or congestion (even with a negative COVID-19 test)
anyone testing positive for COVID-19 (even with no symptoms). They may return to class wearing a mask on day 6-10 (following 5-day isolation in which symptoms have completely subsided).;
Positive test = day 0.
anyone who has ben a close contact of someone who tested positive -- wear mask for 5-10 days post exposure and test at least 5 days post exposure. Day of last exposure = day 0.
MRS will have adult and child-size masks on hand to distribute to any students, staff, or parents who may start showing respiratory symptoms during our school day.
If there is a positive COVID-19 case in school, the school will send a confidential email to families whose child is considered a close contact so that you can watch for symptoms and test on day 5 post exposure, as many positive cases show no symptoms. Day of last exposure = day 0.
Teachers will encourage hand washing (or hand sanitizer) between classes. If your child has sensitivities to soap or sanitizer, please send your child with a hand sanitizer that works well for them.
Thank you for your continued support! We are grateful to have had a healthy return to in-person classes and are looking forward to continued good health in 2023-2024.
*Please note, these guidelines are subject to change