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RPS COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

The COVID-19 isolation and quarantine protocols have been updated in August 2022 (please click here for the update in Spanish). RPS has updated isolation and quarantine protocols in collaboration with the Richmond City Health District. If you have any questions after reading these updates, please contact CovidRPS@rvaschools.net.

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Mitigation Strategies

The consistent, layered use of health and safety mitigation strategies and other measures continues to remain the most important way to keep the RPS community safe. The recommendations below are for all RPS schools and buildings.

RPS will continue:

  1. Promoting vaccination and staying “up to date”
  2. Consistent and correct use of masks inside (given High community level)
  3. Testing
  4. Ensuring HVAC/air quality
  5. Handwashing/hand sanitizing
  6. Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities
  7. Daily symptom checking and staying home when sick and getting tested

The key changes from last year are:

  • Masks are not required outdoors on RPS property for staff or students – masks are required indoors for staff and for students (unless an opt out)
  • Quarantine is no longer required after exposure for asymptomatic individuals; mask use, testing, and symptom monitoring are recommended (but not required)
  • COVID-19 tests are available to all students and staff, as requested
  • The isolation period for positive individuals is 5 days (mask wearing and distancing during lunch required on days 6-10)
  • Co-isolation is no longer required for ongoing exposures (household exposures); individuals should monitor symptoms
  • All social distancing and group size restrictions are eliminated, including during meals
  • Communication frequency/protocols have been modified (daily updates will not be sent; cases will be tracked on our website)