COVID-19

For the 2022-2023 school year, Kanawha County Schools will proceed as follows: 

Masks

Masks remain optional. We will still have disposable masks available to anyone wanting one in our schools and on buses. Students and staff may also bring masks from home, if preferred. 

Prevention, Detection & Monitoring

Please continue to monitor symptoms daily and do not come to work or school if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Information on testing and the vaccine is available at: https://kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/covid-19/vaccinations___testing. KCS school-based clinics and our testing partners can help support students and staff who wish to be tested. We specifically encourage athletes and those students participating in extra-curricular activities to be sure to take advantage of these opportunities.  

Schools have received additional funds this school year specific to COVID-19 related supplies, including but not limited to: Clorox wipes, masks, hand sanitizer, air purifiers, and more. 

We will still talk as often as needed with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department about special cases and any concerning trends in classrooms or schools.

Positive Case Procedure

If a student or staff member does test positive, regardless of masking or vaccination, they should stay home for at least five days and isolate from others. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or positive test if asymptomatic. They may return on day 6 if symptoms are improving and they’ve been fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication. It is then recommended to mask for days 6-10. Household exposures do not need to stay out unless they are experiencing symptoms. 

Communication

Guardians and community members can find school-specific COVID-19 positive case numbers on our countywide tracker. It will be updated daily. https://kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/covid-19/school_covid_case_procedure___tracking.

COVID Federal Funding Plan

You can find Kanawha County Schools' plan for its spending of federal COVID-19 ARP-ESSERF funds here:

  1. KCS 2021 ARP-ESSERF Plan 

You may email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 

*Procedures are subject to change. 

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