Good evening Catawba County Schools families,
During this evening’s Emergency Board of Education meeting, the Catawba County Board of Education (BOE) voted in favor to make face masks mandatory for all staff, students, and visitors while inside our facilities and on our school buses, beginning Thursday, September 2, 2021. The face-covering policy will be voted on at least once per month beginning at the next regularly scheduled meeting on September 27, 2021.
Superintendent Stover updated the BOE with the latest COVID-19 positive cases in staff and students and resulting quarantines. As of 4 PM today, the district had approximately 9% of all students (1,447) quarantined or isolated and 58 staff quarantined or isolated. This represents a 530% increase in the number of student and 153% increase in staff quarantines/isolations since the beginning of school. You can see our daily COVID-19 totals on our COVID-19 dashboard on our website.
A student or staff member will not be required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth if a licensed medical provider provides written notice in the form of an Accommodation Request and Medical Certification for Students or Employees. Staff may contact Human Resources. For student Accommodation Requests, please click here to download the request form to be signed by a license medical provider.
Click the buttons below to view the board policy and corresponding administrative procedures: