As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Ohio and across the nation dramatically drop, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is updating systems to monitor COVID-19 community spread in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ODH is easing requirements for case reporting by K-12 schools effective immediately.
Schools will no longer be required to:
Maintain a COVID-19 reporting system for parents to report positive COVID-19 cases.
Have a designated COVID-19 coordinator for the district.
Notify parents of positive COVID-19 cases among staff, students, or coaches.
Report positive cases of COVID-19 to their local health department unless the school tests a student for COVID-19 and the result is positive.