FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A resolution on COVID-19 protocols was unanimously approved at tonight’s Northwest Allen County Schools (NACS) meeting.
According to the resolution document, NACS will no longer quarantine close contacts who do not experience symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, NACS employees will no longer contact traces of such individuals. However, NACS will continue their current isolation procedures and will continue to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Allen County Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Health.
The resolution document states that the rationale behind the decision is that the NACS Board of School Trustees “recognizes that most students learn best when physically present in school” and that the NACS Board “recognizes that it is a huge administrative a burden that directs significant resources away from student learning. “
The document also states that the NACS Board “after considering the current situation, believes that the risk of missed training opportunities due to quarantine asymptomatic close contacts now outweighs the benefit of quarantining close contacts.”
Despite the new amendments from the resolution, NACS plans to continue their current isolation procedures and continue to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Allen County Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Health.