Preparing for the 2021-22 School Year

July 22, 2021
Bexley City Schools continues to review and consider guidance on COVID-19 mitigation strategies from local, state and national levels. We expect to receive more information regarding policies for schools soon. District staff will provide an update on current local, state and national recommendations regarding COVID-19 at the August 3 regular Board of Education meeting. All updates on BCS policies regarding COVID-19 for the 2021-22 school year will be time stamped and posted here on this web page and sent out via our District Email Update.

Please use this document to report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 illness, symptoms, or exposure.

COVID-19 Test Kits

COVID-19 rapid testing kits to distribute to symptomatic residents and their family members and those who have been identified as having had a close contact to COVID-19. These tests are recommended for individuals suspected of having COVID-19 within the first seven days of symptom onset and discouraged for asymptomatic individuals and those who haven’t had a known contact with a probable or confirmed case. This test should not be used within 90 days of a prior positive COVID test.

Depending on need, test kit distribution may be expanded to those who are not experiencing symptoms at a later date. These are self-collected nasal swab tests that require access to both a smartphone and computer with internet access and a camera.

For students of Bexley City Schools, please contact the appropriate school nurse to request a test