2022-23 COVID Safety Protocols
The start of the 2022-23 school year is fast approaching, therefore, we want to update you on our COVID-19 safety protocols. The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) will continue to highly recommend wearing masks indoors and on buses, and will not require masks for the start of the 2022-23 school year. However, masks may again be required under the guidance of health officials or if warranted by local COVID conditions.
MMSD will continue to have in place universal health practices such as frequent handwashing, cleaning, and staying home when ill. Although MMSD still highly recommends wearing a mask for everyone, there are situations where masking indoors will continue to be required. These include:
When an individual is showing any symptoms of a respiratory illness such as cough, congestion, runny nose, and/or sore throat (regardless of a negative COVID test).
Any individual who is on days 6-10 of isolation.
This decision comes after continued review of current metrics and the recommendation of the school district’s team of medical advisors. MMSD continues to strongly encourage all individuals eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to do so by visiting one of many local vaccine clinics currently available.
Additionally, physical distancing will no longer be listed as an MMSD safety protocol, in alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the district does encourage distancing where possible and to avoid overcrowding especially during periods when there is high community transmission rates.
For a complete update of current MMSD COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit the MMSD COVID-19 Safety Protocol website.