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COVID-19 Positive Cases & Quarantines Update

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions have worked hard to maintain a balance between 'an abundance of caution' and maintaining 'normalcy'. For Avon Schools, the balance has involved doing all that is possible to make sure students and staff remain safe and healthy while keeping schools open for in-person learning.  

charts showing covid-19 cases and quarantines

In the past few weeks, we have taken steps to ensure healthy people and open schools. 

  • In response to rising positive cases and quarantines, we mandated masks in elementary and intermediate schools on August 19. 
  • These same factors in middle and high schools moved us to mandate masks in all schools and facilities on August 24. 
  • Prompted by Governor Holcomb's September 1 Executive Order, we eliminated quarantine requirements for symptom-free individuals who were close contacts in masked environments. 

These changes have begun to yield positive results.  

COVID-19 cases: 

  • have decreased slightly at AHS, AIS East, and AIS West, 
  • have begun to decrease in Elementary Schools, and 
  • decreased sharply at hard-hit AMS North and South. 

COVID-19 quarantines have decreased across the board.  

We will continue monitoring data and making careful changes in consultation with state and local health officials. For up-to-date information, visit our COVID-19 webpage