Updated 01/18/22

1August 16104
2August 23225
3August 30224
4September 6175
5September 13388
6September 20181
7September 27126
8October 4302
9October 11287
10October 1872
11October 25106
12November 1132
13November 8293
14November 15275
15November 22 | ALL BUILDINGS CLOSED | Remote Learning | Thanksgiving Break
16November 29618
17December 6279
18December 13216
19December 20 | WINTER BREAK1210
20December 27 | WINTER BREAK00
21January 4 | STAFF ONLY047
22January 10 | STUDENTS RETURN439
23January 17152


Administration Building (Staff Only)

Admiral King126

Frank Jacinto148.5*


General Johnnie Wilson429.5*


Helen Steiner Rice189



Lorain High182



Stadium (Staff Only)

Stevan Dohanos75

Success Academy

Toni Morrison224.5*

Warehouse (Staff Only) 3



* NOTE: Partial numbers (such as .5) indicate staff members working in multiple buildings.


Lorain City Schools works closely with Lorain County Public HealthMercyHealth - Lorain and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to design our COVID-safe practices and learning environments. We are proud to have been recognized for these efforts and our low transmission rates as a result, which averaged less than 1% in the 2019/2020 school year. 

While we had hoped COVID would be a thing of the past as we entered the new school year, we continue to lean on the guidance of our health partners to learn and react appropriately to current realities. 

Understanding that pandemic guidance can change at any time, here’s what we know so far (updated January 7, 2022):

VACCINES | Health experts tell us that getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.

Lorain City Schools will continue to work with Lorain County Public Health to bring mass vaccination clinics to our community through our schools. You can also get vaccinated for free at pharmacies, your doctor’s office, and Lorain County Public Health. Be on the lookout for upcoming vaccination clinics in our schools.

MASKS |  Masks are required to be worn by all adults and children on school premises until further notice.

DISTANCING | 3 ft of social distancing will be maintained as much as is practicable among unvaccinated, unmasked individuals. The Health Commissioner recommends getting vaccinated and wearing masks.

HAND HYGIENE | Hand sanitizing stations will continue to be available throughout school facilities. Hand washing will continue to be reinforced.

CLEANING/SANITIZING | COVID-Safe cleaning practices will continue to be enforced throughout our facilities.

WATER FOUNTAINS | Fresh water will be available in all facilities through water fountains and water bottle filling stations. Students and staff are encouraged to bring water bottles for personal use.

DASHBOARD | Lorain City Schools will continue to share the latest guidelines, updates and district/school case data online at lorainschools.org/COVID.

CONTACT TRACING | Lorain City Schools will continue to conduct contact tracing internally, reporting weekly data to our online COVID Dashboard (see above) and to Lorain County Public Health for their reporting purposes. 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. Additional information about our internal contact tracing process can be found here.

QUARANTINE & ISOLATION | Students and staff who exhibit COVID symptoms should stay home and get a COVID test. Same day appointments are available through our MercyHealth Clinic at Washington Elementary. Call for an appointment at (440) 370-5446.
  • If you test positive for COVID
    • Isolate for five days regardless of symptoms or vaccination status

    • If after five days you do not have a fever, and other symptoms are getting better, you can end isolation and resume activities. Wear a mask for the next five days.

    • If you still have a fever or other symptoms after five days, stay in isolation until your fever is gone and other symptoms are better. When your isolation ends, wear a mask for the next five days.

  • If you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 and your vaccinations are up to date (if you received a booster, if you had your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna less than six months ago, or if you had your first dose of Johnson & Johnson less than two months ago:

    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days after your last exposure

    • Test on day five (do not test if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to your exposure)

    • Isolate if you develop symptoms or test positive.

  • If you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 and your vaccinations are not up to date (see criteria above)

    • Stay home for five days after your last exposure, then wear a mask around others for the next five days

    • Test on day five

    • Isolate if you develop symptoms or test positive.

For your convenience, you can also find a visual guide to these protocols from the Ohio Department of Health. Download guide in English | Instrucciones en Espanol

As always, if you have questions or concerns about how these guidelines apply to you, contact our building level contact tracer Pat Akosi at 
(440) 830-4002.

Again, we expect some of this guidance to change in the weeks ahead. Additional details will be shared as they become available.



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