Updated COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies Update

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. In response, Albemarle County Public Schools has updated our COVID-19 guidance and practices.

Please visit our COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies web page for details, including helpful information on the steps you can take if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus* and what to do if you test positive for COVID-19. We’ve also updated our guidance on when students and employees can return to normal activities following a respiratory illness.

Questions? If you are a school-based employee, please contact your school nurse or the ACPS Coordinator of Nursing and Health Services, Eileen Gomez. If you are a department-based employee, please contact your supervisor or the HR Program Manager for Safety & Wellness, Michelle Bailey.

*In addition to the virus that causes COVID-19, there are many other types of respiratory viruses, including influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Symptoms of a respiratory virus include fever, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, more than a minor cough and sore throat, chills, aches, behavior changes (in children), and/or significant fatigue not attributable to other causes. While not typically associated with respiratory viruses, children with COVID-19 or flu can present with vomiting and diarrhea.