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Important: COVID-19 Procedures and Vaccination Information

Thank you for your dedicated support of our students as we have opened the 2021-22 school year. We truly appreciate the work that each of you do every day to help our students be more  successful.

Please see the two attached documents regarding COVID-19 leave. The first document is the COVID Leave Procedure which was shared with the Christina School Board last evening. The second attached document is a Question and Answer Guide regarding COVID-19 Attendance and Leave Information. 

These documents are also available on our website.

We also wish to call your attention to the announcement from the Governor’s office this morning which stated “Educators, staff, contractors, and volunteers in K-12 schools must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing,” effective November 1.

  • For staff who have been vaccinated, a proof of vaccination will be required.
  • For staff who would like to be vaccinated, free vaccinations are available.
  • For staff who choose not to be vaccinated, you will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. Testing is available at our school buildings weekly.  Sign up here. If your work location is not in a school, you can still test by going to the nearest school on their scheduled days.

We will be working diligently over the next few weeks to implement an efficient system to record and track this information.

Thank you for your continued support in following our COVID-19 Guidelines.

 

Governor Carney Announces Vaccine or Testing Requirement for Educators

Educators, staff, contractors, and volunteers in K-12 schools must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing

 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) announced on Tuesday that educators, school staff, contractors, and volunteers who work in K-12 public and private schools must get vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.

 The requirement, which will be formally issued by emergency regulation, takes effect November 1.

 “There’s no better way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep all Delaware children in their classrooms, than to get vaccinated,” said Governor Carney. “Our top priority has been to get all Delaware students back in school this fall. This new requirement will help keep them there and prevent regular disruptions to their learning. These vaccines are safe and extremely protective against COVID-19 infection and serious illness. I encourage all Delawareans to get your shot and help us finally put an end to this pandemic.”

 Visit de.gov/getmyvaccine to find vaccination provider locations.