COVID-19 Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year
The health and wellness of our students and staff is our top priority at the Cedar Ridge School District. The District will follow guidelines and recommendations from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) when it comes to COVID-19 concerns.
Brianna Goodman is the COVID-19 Point of Contact for the District. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, becomes exposed to a positive individual, or if you have any general COVID-19 questions or concerns, please contact Brianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After hours: Contact the POC Assistant Toshia Carroll at 870.613.3623
After reading the guidelines below, please feel free to provide your feedback and/or questions via this link. If you cannot access the link, please feel free to email your feedback and/or questions to email@example.com.
The Cedar Ridge School District will not offer virtual or blended instruction options for the 2021-2022 school year. All students will be required to receive instruction in-person.
On Monday, October 11, 2021, the Cedar Ridge School Board voted to lift the Cedar Ridge School District "Mask Advisory" COVID-19 Precautions Policy. Beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021, masks will be highly recommended, but optional.
The CDC/ADH recommends a 3-foot distance between students and a 3-foot distance between students and adults to maintain the safest environment in an enclosed area. Cedar Ridge will create physical distances in our classrooms and other public places when possible.
Contact Tracing at Cedar Ridge
As of February 1st, 2022, contact tracing of Covid-19 cases will no longer be in place in elementary and high school buildings. Contact tracing will still be in place at Cedar Ridge Early Childhood. We are asking all parents/guardians of students, and all employees, to notify our designated Point of Contact (contact info above) immediately when the following occurs:
Student or employee has tested positive (if symptomatic, student/staff should quarantine until symptom-free for 24 hours or after a negative Covid-19 test).
The following only applies to Cedar Ridge Early Childhood students and staff:
Individuals who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and are within 3 months of their original diagnosis do not have to quarantine or get tested again, as long as they do not develop new symptoms. Individuals who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first instance of COVID-19 should see their physician as they may need to be tested again.
Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to be quarantined if both the infected and exposed individual consistently and correctly were wearing a mask.
Based on current CDC guidance, the quarantine period can end for individuals experiencing no symptoms according to the following guidelines:
After 5 days since exposure (must wear a mask for 5 days upon returning to campus) or,
After 10 days since exposure (if the individual is unable to wear a mask)
For ALL buildings:
The person who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, 5 days from the positive test date, and must wear a mask or 5 days upon returning to campus. If the positive individual is unable to wear a mask upon returning, they will need to quarantine for 10 full days.
Hand Sanitizing and Cleaning
Hand washing and sanitizing will be encouraged for all students and staff throughout the day. The Cedar Ridge custodial staff will continue with cleaning measures that were implemented in the 2020-2021 school year.