Mitigation Plan Update 7/20/2022

Posted by Madison Communications on 7/20/2022

Good morning Madison Families, 

As Madison prepares for the 22-23 school year, we ask that you review the updated COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. The Mitigation Plan also includes a letter from Madison’s new superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Guerin. 

Updates to the Mitigation Plan were made with guidance from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) as well as parents who are practicing medical physicians. 

We want to assure you that our Mitigation Plan continues to follow the guidance provided by the MCDPH. This means that our contact tracing and close contact protocols have been updated to align with the Maricopa County community spread levels. Click here to view Maricopa County’s current community spread levels.

If a student is exposed to a positive individual, our response will be based on the Maricopa County community spread levels as outlined briefly below. This is not a full summary of our Mitigation Plan. Please review the entire document, as well as your school specific plan, at www.madisonaz.org/Page/458 

In all close contact situations, students must remain asymptomatic in order to attend school. 

Maricopa County Community Level Low: 

  • It is recommended that the student wears a mask for 10 days after being identified as a close contact.
  • Parents are recommended to test students for COVID-19 on Day 1 and Day 5 after exposure, especially if students are not fully vaccinated.
  • The household contact policy recommends 10 days of masking, as the risk of COVID-19 transmission in households is high.

Maricopa County Community Level Medium:

  • It is strongly recommended that the student wears a mask for 10 days after being identified as a close contact.
  • Parents are strongly recommended to test students for COVID-19 on Day 1 and Day 5 after exposure, especially if students are not fully vaccinated.
  • The household contact policy will now strongly recommend 10 days of masking, as the risk of COVID-19 transmission in households is extremely high.

Maricopa County Community Level High:

  • Students are required to wear a mask for 10 days after being identified as a close contact.*
  • Parents are strongly recommended to test students for COVID-19 on Day 1 and Day 5 after exposure, especially if students are not fully vaccinated.
  • The household contact policy will now require* 10 days of masking, as the risk of COVID-19 transmission in households is extremely high.

*Masking requirements are subject to change. 

We are excited for the new school year and look forward to welcoming our students on Tuesday, August 9! We thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and understanding. 

Respectfully, 

Madison School District