Mason’s Superintendent Jonathan Cooper has been in touch with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his staff about the concerns, asking them to take a hard look at the data and reconsider the protocols.
“Could we look at some different parameters that we would allow more students to stay in school and rethink how we’re addressing quarantine so it’s based on data and scientific evidence?” he asked.
With 10,000 students in the district, the positive cases of coronavirus have only now gone above a dozen. To Cooper, that shows the schools are not fueling a higher infection rate. In addition to the 157 students who have been told to quarantine for 14 days, 100 other students have returned to in-person learning from quarantine.