Vaccinations are the strongest protection we have against the transmission of COVID-19, protecting not only the individual but the wider community.
Catlin Gabel is requiring all employees, as well as all volunteers and contract workers who work directly with children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-22 school year. Everyone who is vaccine-eligible must be fully vaccinated by October 2021. Religious and/or medical exemptions are permitted.
All students who are eligible to be vaccinated at the start of the school year, must also be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-22 school year. As students reach the authorized age and/or when the guidelines change, we expect there to be different timelines for these groups. Religious and/or medical exemptions are permitted.
Proof of Vaccination Status
All employees and students are required to submit proof of vaccination status through the employees and parent/guardian portals.
Vaccinations and Isolation/Quarantine
Covid-19 Positive Test
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, including those who are vaccinated, must still isolate at home and follow Washington County public health guidelines regarding the duration of isolation.
At this time, both the CDC and OHA indicate that fully vaccinated students in a K-12 indoor setting who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, do not have to quarantine IF students maintained at least 3-feet of distance; students consistently and correctly wore masks; and, other school prevention strategies were in use, such as increased ventilation. Since not all students are vaccine eligible, our response to possible COVID-19 exposures will vary based on grade level. This table in our Pandemic Management Plan highlights our specific responses to an exposure.