The Perry County Public Health Department Board of Trustees took action Thursday, Sept. 9, to shift its priorities away from close contacts of COVID-19 to other COVID activities and priorities the health department has not focused on since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
"We understand that with this decision, schools may struggle with the recommendations that may be safe for students," according to a board statement.
The health board then offered a three-pronged recommendation list.
To provide some guidance on this, the health department would recommend those expose be allowed to remain in school if:
The decision came after the board met at the Catalyst Center for about an hour.
An estimated 30 individuals were in attendance, including three members of the Perry County District No. 32 Board of Education.
Several of those in attendance spoke publicly.
For more on this story, see the Sept. 16, 2021 print edition of the Republic-Monitor. The next regularly scheduled Health Board meeting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m.