COVID Mask Update

October 28, 2021

In response to a continued decrease in the number of COVID positive cases throughout Troy City Schools, the wearing of masks will be optional for all staff, students and visitors effective Monday, November 1, 2021. This will be a trial period, and the future of our mask policy will depend on the rate of spread of the virus in our community and/or schools. Our staff will continue deep cleaning and sanitizing measures to include frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, hand sanitizing stations throughout our buildings, and the use of water bottle fill stations instead of traditional water fountains. Protocols for quarantine due to COVID positive cases or “close contacts” will remain unchanged. 

We are hopeful that the number of COVID cases will continue to decrease throughout our community. The administration will actively monitor the most recent information from all sources. One facet of Troy City Schools’ response to the pandemic is the offering of free, optional vaccination clinics for our students and staff through community partnerships. We hope to be able to offer this optional service to our students ages 5-11 in the coming weeks once they become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  As greater opportunities arise for students and staff vaccination, we expect to see an even greater reduction in the prevalence of COVID throughout our community.  However, should data indicate that the safety of our students and staff are best served by requiring masks, we will revisit a mask mandate.

The citizens of Troy have been outstanding partners with Troy City Schools during these difficult times. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to provide the highest quality education for every student entrusted to our care.

 

Sincerely, 

Cynthia Thomas

Superintendent
Troy City Schools