Lee County reviews school COVID-19 protocol; return of children to class to be discussed

Lee Country Board of Education will be convening to discuss safety protocols on Monday, addressing preparations needed for the return of children to class and the safety measures required to keep them safe.

With the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, there is growing support of people advocating for further actions to combat COVID-19. The Lee Country school district states that two of the major demands of parts include a protocol for masks and an application of quarantine requirements. While parents are happy to see the restoration of some normalcy, parents of families with underlying illnesses prefer having complete knowledge regarding the timeline of children contracting the virus.

As the number of cases increases, parents are for the reinstatement of the district’s virtual learning option, Reconnect, a program that was in effect last year.

Gwin Gittens, a member of the Lee County Board of Education, said: “And we’re trying to help catch them out of that situation last year, so I just hope we don’t have to do that again.”

WINK News, a member of the district and board, reports that aiming to please everyone is nearly impossible, but the main focus this year is maintaining protocols that will include measures like additional cleaning and social distancing norms when possible. LCSB will give a presentation of the COVID-19 protocol on Monday at 2:00 pm. It will be available for live streaming.

Deborah Menick, a parent in Lee County, states that his family contracted with COVID-19 following their child’s exposure to it at school child was exposed at school.