March 10, 2022

Ohio Department of Health recently released new K-12 guidance for case reporting this afternoon. This guidance eases requirements for schools and is effective immediately.

Schools will no longer be required to:
  • Maintain a COVID-19 reporting system for parents to report positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Have a designated COVID-19 coordinator for the district.
  • Notify parents of positive COVID-19 cases among staff, students, or coaches.
  • Report positive cases of COVID-19 to their local health department unless the school tests a student for COVID-19 and the result is positive.

We will continue to provide support with COVID-related questions. Test kits and KN95 masks are still available by request. It’s also important to note that quarantine and isolation measures, as outlined in the Mask to Stay, Test to Play protocol for K-12 schools, will remain in effect.

COVID-19 Test Kits

The Ohio Department of Health has secured the purchase of at least 2 million tests

that can be self-administered outside of a clinical setting and delivered a supply to our school district and community.  If you are interested in receiving one of these free kits, please contact your school nurse. 

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