Illness Plan Update
On August 23, 2021 the Auburn Board of Education passed an updated illness plan that will work in conjunction with our current “Safe to Return to Learn” protocols. Higher cases of airborne viruses such as RSV and COVID, and the inability to gain timely and complete information regarding viruses, necessitated the need to create a plan that utilizes a key data indicator specific to Auburn Public Schools.
The new plan utilizes a two-week rolling average of student or staff absenteeism to help determine which level of our “Safe to Return to Learn” protocols the district shall be in. The update utilizes a long-standing practice in regards to all airborne viruses by using the 11% absentee rate as a barometer. The details of the plan can be found by clicking here.
It is important to note that there are many changes this year that are driving this need. The removal of the State of Emergency, the lack of any Directed Health Measures and an inconsistent application of quarantines has been a driving force to the creation of this plan. It is important that we follow our legislative requirements and make all attempts to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. It is also our priority to attempt to keep our schools open and to provide as much of a “normal” and predictable school experience as possible for our students, parents and staff.