There have been a couple of recent releases of guidance that affect school districts in Ohio. 

First, the Ohio Department of Health released updated school quarantine guidance. The reason for this most recent guidance is that ODH has determined out-of-school quarantining has the unintended consequence of reducing in-school learning and can place an added strain on parents, schools, and local health departments. The new options are aimed at supporting in-school learning. 

This new guidance, “Mask to Stay” and “Test to Play,” gives options that apply to “direct contacts in a school environment – those individuals who are identified as being directly exposed to COVID-19 by a positive case in a classroom or other school setting.” These options do not apply to students whose exposure occurred outside of school-related activities.

Next, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its large amount of information on coronavirus issues in the workplace with a new question and answer. The updated guidance continues to delve into the many workplace issues schools are handling.  From this page, all of the other EEOC coronavirus guidance can be found.  

Lastly, OSBA has released the 2021 Capital Conference app to help all attendees find their favorite trade show booths and work sessions. If you already have the 2019 app, it will update for this year’s conference when you open it. For other questions or issues, please click here for more information.

If you have additional general questions about your obligations or responsibilities related to these guidance documents, please contact the Division of Legal Services at (855) OSBA-LAW.

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 10/29/2021