The Lorain City School District conducts contact tracing of students and staff who are in-person while in our schools, getting to-and-from school, and during extra-curricular activities.
Contact tracing is not performed for students or staff who have gathered outside of school, students who are enrolled in remote learning or staff who have accommodations to work from home.
Contact Tracing is part of our district-wide mitigation strategy, along with COVID testing and our PBIS COVID procedures to Wash Up, Back Up, and Mask Up.
Our health partners from the Lorain County Department of Health, Mercy Hospital, and Case Western Reserve University have reviewed and approved our contact tracing process.
Our Intercultural Communications Coordinator is an integral member of the District Contact Tracing Team to support our Spanish speaking families.
Buildings are responsible for steps 1, 4, 7, 8, and 9 of our process.
This process was developed after researching practices from other schools and in partnership with the Lorain County Department of Health.
A close contact in a school setting is now defined as being within 3 ft of an individual who tested positive for at least 15 minutes over a 24 hour period while unmasked.