Entries by Sara Katz

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New Contact Tracing Implications for School Districts

January 27, 2022  On January 26, 2022, the Ohio Department of Health issued a memo to local health departments and school superintendents on new requirements, effective immediately, for contact tracing and case investigation relating to COVID-19. The memo recommends that local health departments shift from universal contact tracing to a cluster or outbreak-based model. With […]

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Ohio Federal Court Issues Preliminary Ruling Denying Challenge to District’s Mask Mandate

September 16, 2021  With students returning to in-person learning under the continuing backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, mask mandates have become a contentious issue as lawsuits are being filed across the country, including locally. With Ohio’s state of emergency lifted in June 2021, and limited rulings from the courts on these issues, decisions related to […]