RPS updates COVID guidelines amid resurgance of cases in schools

(ABC 6 News) — The Rochester Public School district is updating guidelines regarding COVID-19 in classrooms.

According to an email sent to parents, starting Monday, May 9, when 15% of staff and students are absent in one classroom with symptoms or confirmed cases of COVID-19, masks will be required indoors for students and staff of that classroom. RPS will monitor case data and will reevaluate the classroom’s need for masking after two weeks.

The district says this decision comes amid a resurgence of COVID cases in the community and in RPS schools.

Parents of RPS students can request rapid antigen testing kits from the school district.