What is the protocol for decision making around COVID – 19?
Written by Eric Uthus on August 27, 2020
Our decisions are based on both extensive international research since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the work of Harvard University’s Global Health Institute. You will see the key indicators we are using in this related link: https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/
The colors on the map indicate four levels of risk by area based on confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
So long as our surrounding area (western Mass, eastern New York, and southern Vermont) is in the green or lower yellow range, we will prioritize in-person instruction. Should the region unfortunately move into the upper ranges of the yellow (more than 4 cases per 100,000), or orange or red levels, we would progressively shift to our remote learning program until COVID cases return to lower levels.
Similarly, if we observe a rapid COVID-19 case spike developing, we may switch to remote learning in the lower ranges of the yellow (i.e. before reaching the 4 cases per 100,000 threshold) as a precautionary measure.
At all times, we will adhere to applicable rules and requirements set by Local, State and Federal officials, meeting or exceeding their level of safety.