News - Update from Avon Lake City Schools, COVID Protocol Changes

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March 11, 2022


Dear Avon Lake Community,


At this time, we are happy to announce that based on guidance received from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Health and Lorain County Public Health, we are making several changes related to our current COVID-19 protocols.  These changes will be effective immediately, March 11, 2022.


  • Masks will now be optional for all staff, students and visitors both during the school day and for afternoon/evening events (except as noted below).


  • We will no longer be reporting positive cases on our dashboard, and no longer sending notification letters to parents to report positive COVID-19 cases.  


  • Social distancing requirements are no longer in effect.


  • Visitors and volunteers will be allowed in school buildings during the school day, in accordance with our district and building visitor protocols. 
  • The Mask to Stay, Test to Play protocol for K-12 schools remains in effect, as required by the ODE and ODH. Mask to Stay, Test to Play supports in-person learning by allowing any student exposed to COVID-19, but not symptomatic or COVID-19 positive, to remain in school while appropriately and consistently wearing a mask.


  • Adequate supplies to support healthy hand hygiene behaviors, including access to soap and water and/or hand sanitizer, will be maintained. 


  • We will continue to maintain a small area of the PAC for family “pod” seating for the remainder of the school year.


  • Students who are sick should stay home from school.  Students who become sick on campus will be removed from the classroom.  A school nurse will conduct a health assessment of the student and if appropriate the school nurse and/or staff member will contact the parent/guardian to pick up the student. 

We appreciate all of your patience and understanding these last 24 months as we have dealt with all of the challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Please remain respectful of all individual choices for personal health protocols.  Working together we will continue to offer the educational opportunities that students need for success.   


Bob Scott, Superintendent

Dr. Jack Dibee, Assistant Superintendent





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