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By Marc Lutz 

Schools adopt shorter isolation requirements in COVID plan


January 20, 2022

The school board on Monday approved changes to the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan that would allow staff and students to return to school sooner after close contact with infected individuals or positive test results.

Changes reflect the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in some cases cut isolation times in half. Masking and social distancing will still be required at all Wrangell schools.

Schools Superintendent Bill Burr said the revised plan took effect Jan. 7, with staff and parents notified by letter.

“Due to changes in the CDC’s g...

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