School Guidance

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With school back in session, protecting the health and safety of students and school staff is a top priority. Clay County Public Health Center is always in close communication with school district leaders and staff to help provide evidence-based guidance to make the school environment as safe as possible. 

Read the Interim Return-to-School Guidance here. (updated 10/1; now featuring gating criteria)

We hope this document answers many questions regarding what can be done to protect students and staff from COVID-19 and what will occur if someone in a school were to become sick. Keep in mind that guidance may change over time, based on new information + local disease trends.

For specific questions regarding how this guidance will be applied, please stay informed and in contact with your child's district and school.

Additional Tools for Parents & Educators



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School COVID-19 Data


Clay County Public Health Center's COVID-19 Hub now features a Gating Criteria Dashboard. It provides the latest status for each criterion used in the Kansas City Regional Gating Criteria Considerations for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

The largest school districts in Clay County have also created their own district-specific dashboards, providing updates on student/staff cases and quarantines.




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