Taylor County Schools

Dear Families and Students,

Today, December 2, 2021, Taylor County has returned to the RED status on the WVDHHR map. August 24, 2021 the Taylor County Board of Education passed the following related to mask wearing and decisions to continue or remove at family’s discretion.

The superintendent respectfully requests that families be permitted to make the decision for their student to wear masks unless the WVDHHR map is red showing the highest level of community transmission whereby all staff, students, and visitors in Taylor County Schools will wear masks for fourteen days beginning the following school day on buses and inside our school buildings. Masks will not be worn during outside activities or recess. The superintendent will revisit the community transmission rate at the end of the fourteen days to determine if we need to continue wearing masks or remove and continue with the other mitigation strategies in place.

Due to our status now being RED, tomorrow, December 3rd we will return to wearing masks in all our school buildings. Below is an update as to the number of positives and quarantines we have in each school as of today, December 2, 2021. We continue to monitor numbers and conduct contact tracing as quickly as possible. Please remind your student to practice the mitigation strategies we continue to keep in place including hand washing, sneezing and cough etiquette and the proper wearing of masks on our buses and inside our buildings.

Christy Miller, Superintendent

11-29-12-1-21 Positives and Quarantines – Taylor County Schools

Anna Jarvis Elementary

Positives – 4

Quarantined – 59

Flemington Elementary

Positives – 3

Quarantined – 8

Taylor County Middle

Positives – 4

Quarantined – 36

Grafton High School

Positives – 1

Quarantined - 4