USD 353 COVID Information Center
**Reminder: Masks are required for anyone in quarantine protocol
The district Safety and Operation Plan states that masking criteria is based on % of new positive cases in individual schools each week as follows:
Testing is available Monday-Friday, from 6:00-7:30am in the Auxiliary Gym at Wellington Middle School. We encourage families to take advantage of this option!! This will limit missed class time for students.
-This is for students and staff in quarantine protocol. This is not for symptomatic people
-Staff members not in quarantine protocol are able to voluntarily test during this time, but will be limited to two test per week
-Parents/Guardians do not have to come in with students, but please wait for students in the parking lot
-Please wait the 15 minutes for results after testing
-Testing will end promptly at 7:30am
-Please park in the WMS parking lot and NOT in the drop off lanes
The full plan can be found here:
-Fully vaccinated people do not have to quarantine after exposure as long as
they are not exhibiting any symptoms. Individuals will need to provide proof of
vaccinated status or positive Covid test 6 months prior to exposure.
-If a student or staff member is considered a susceptible close contact they will
be tested daily with an Antigen Test (rapid test) during their quarantine period and
allowed to continue in-person learning if negative. If the test is positive, they will
have a PCR test to verify positive results. If they receive a positive PCR test, they
will be sent home and follow positive test isolation guidance. That guidance can
be found here.
-A permission form will need to be signed by parent/guardian for testing a
student. If they opt out of testing, normal KDHE quarantine guidance applies.
That guidance can be found here
-The local health department will determine if symptomatic close contacts may
continue in-person learning if they test negative.