PREFACE: School district superintendents from each public school district in Auglaize County, along with the Auglaize County Educational Service Center, the Apollo Career Center, Tri-Star Career Center, and the Auglaize County Department of Health, came together to draft common practices for school re-opening in Auglaize County.

These principles will be common to all Auglaize County public school districts and have been approved by the Auglaize County Department of Health:

  1. Each school district will implement recommended safety protocols to the highest degree possible.
  2. Each school district will work closely with the Auglaize County Department of Health to promote safety in each school building.
  3. Each school district will be transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be present when students and school district employees occupy school district facilities.
  4. School districts recognize the need for consistency in areas of operations, while recognizing that individual differences in classroom sizes, school facilities, and building operations may lead to some inconsistencies.
  5. School districts will strongly encourage daily symptom checks for staff and students.  Ill staff and students who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will stay home, and will be strongly encouraged to be tested through his or her family physician or the local hospital.

Communications when a student/staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Communication will be developed by the Auglaize County Department of Health, outlining the following actions to be taken.  A common template will be developed to include the following:

Note: Schools will develop their own policies and procedures to support the above steps that will be taken.

Student and staff health issues that are NOT diagnosed as COVID-19

Food Service

All districts will offer food service.  Logistics will be determined by each district in compliance with the Auglaize County Department of Health.  Recommendations include but are not limited to:

Classroom Occupancy

Remote Learning

  1. Send their child to school (assume some level of risk), or
  2. Agree to work with the district to determine an alternative learning environment and the duration of time.


There are different levels of school visitors; therefore, each district will make decisions based on their particular situations.  However, the following guidelines are recommended:


Recess/Outdoor activities

Roles and Responsibilities



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