Health and Safety: Getting Ready for Day One – Aug. 5, 2021!

The health and safety of Atlanta Public Schools’ students and staff remains at the forefront for the 2021-2022 school year.

And as the District prepares to launch the new school year, we want to be sure everyone is aware of the APSProtects approach, which encompasses our comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation protocols:

1. #MaskUp: APS is implementing a universal Mask Wearing protocol in all schools and buildings. Masks are required for all students and staff in all schools and buildings during the school and workday, as well as all indoor after-school activities, clubs, and programs. Review all of the district’s mask-wearing requirements by clicking here.

2. COVID-19 Vaccine: We continue to encourage everyone ages 12 years old or older to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, APS will offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible students in our middle schools and high schools and staff through our partnership with the Fulton County Board of Health. Parents will be notified and provided consent forms. The vaccine is widely available throughout our community, and the Fulton County Board of Health has several options available as well, including mobile units. Click here for more information on vaccinations from the Fulton County Board of Health.

3. COVID-19 Surveillance Testing: Our district will continue to provide weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing in our schools and buildings. Click here to learn more about our new, more convenient e-consent form for parents and staff.

4. Immunizations: As a reminder, Georgia state law requires all of our students to have a valid Certificate of Immunization on file with the district, and immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the 11th grade have been revised. Click here for more information.

5. HealthCheck: APS has partnered with Stratum Health Solutions to secure HealthCheck, an online tool that helps safeguard the health of students via daily wellness check-ins, health screenings, and temperature assessments through a simplified process. Be sure to use the HealthCheck tool every day before sending your child to school.

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