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Madison COVID Protocols

August 2021


To promote success for all students through clear communications these general principles will guide Madison Local Schools as we move forward for the 2021-2022 school year.

  1. Madison will implement recommended safety protocols 

  2. Madison will work closely with the Butler County Health Department to promote safety in each school building;

  3. Madison will be transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be present when children and school district employees occupy school district facilities.

  4. Madison is planning to maintain our approved school calendar.   


Daily Self-Monitoring

  • Students should monitor their own temperatures and their health on a daily basis before coming to school.


Student Illnesses

  • Any student with a fever over 100F should stay home.

  • Any student that has the following symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school and should see their primary care provider to be assessed for COVID-19:

  • Any of the following symptoms: significant/new cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing


  • Two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, GI Issues (nausea and vomiting or diarrhea)


  • Any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, GI Issues (nausea and vomiting or diarrhea) AND an epidemiological link to a case of COVID-19


Returning to School After Illness

  • If a student is diagnosed as having COVID-19, they must meet the following criteria to return to school:

    • 3 days with no fever (without using fever reducing medication) AND

    • Other symptoms improved AND

    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

  • Students that only have a fever and no other symptoms and have not had any contact with an individual that has COVID-19 may return to school after they are fever free for 24 hours without using any fever reducing medications.

  • Any other illnesses should be handled in the routine manner according to district policies


Communications when a student/staff member has been diagnosed with a COVID 19 positive case

  • Madison will implement processes to comply with orders from the Ohio Department of Health regarding communications about COVID 19.

  • Parents must report to the school any positive exposures or positive tests for COVID 19;

  • All parents or legal guardians of students, as well as school staff, must notify the school of a confirmed diagnosis within 24 hours.

  • Madison will facilitate communications between the Butler County Health Department and parents, community members, and school employees.  Madison does not order quarantines or isolations but will work with Health Department officials in the area of contact tracing and good communications.


Food Service

  • Madison will offer food service.  Students may be required to have designated seating during breakfast and lunch periods to facilitate contact tracing if it is so needed. Madison will tailor specific foodservice operations to promote safety for all.  


Classroom Occupancy

  • Madison will implement safety protocols to the largest extent possible but any student who attends school will incur some level of risk. Madison will decrease the likelihood of infection with hygiene, cleaning, and safety procedures, but being in a public place has a certain level of risk that cannot be eliminated.   

  • Classroom occupancy will be determined based on each individual circumstance with the maximum amount of safety considerations possible.  

  • The CDC recommends facial coverings/masks; but this is optional and will not be enforced in school facilities for students, employees, and visitors unless so ordered by the Ohio Department of Health. 

  • Seating charts will be used to facilitate contact tracing if it is needed.



  • Madison will make decisions about school visitors that are unique to that school facility and events that address community needs and promote safety for all.

  • Visitors may be required to adhere to safety protocols such as taking temperatures and completing a health questionnaire.


  • Seating charts will be used to assist with contact tracing if that is needed.

  • The CDC requires facial coverings/masks on all public transportation. Madison will highly recommend that school employees and students obey this order from the CDC.



  • Madison will make every effort to maintain consistency with other safety procedures.

  • This may mean that Madison will limit student access to certain pieces of playground equipment and restrict activities that are “high touch” and difficult to clean or maintain social distancing.

  • Students must sanitize their hands after recess.

  • Parents may “opt-out” of recess.

Below are links to pictures of the official press release. All information contained in the pictures is posted above for an easier-to-read option. 

Madison COVID-19 Protocols Press Release

Madison COVID-19 Protocols Press Release (2)

Madison COVID-19 Protocols Press Release (3)

K-12 Quarantine Guidelines


Updated as of December 30, 2021

Madison Updated Protocols 12/30/2021

Mask-to-Stay (1)

Mask-to-Stay (2)

Mask-to-Stay (3)

ODH Updated Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines

What to do if positive (1)

What to do if positive (2)

What to do if positive (3)

COVID-19 Case Updates


Click link below to access updated COVID-19 case information from the district: 


Covid Case Numbers by School