Mequon-Thiensville School District
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Safe & Healthy Buildings

Parents entrust schools not only with their child’s intellectual development and social growth, but also with their child’s safety, health, and well‐being during the school day. Maintaining safe and healthy educational environments for our students and staff members is of the utmost importance to us. Additionally, the 2020-2021 school year provided us with new experiences to inform our approach to maintaining safe and healthy school buildings. To that end, we have established protocols and procedures for the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to emergency health situations.

Ongoing Communicable Disease Mitigation

The following strategies are part of local health guidance and ongoing District provisions that maximize prevention and protection against communicable diseases within our school environments regardless of pandemic status.

Targeted Mitigation Strategies

Additionally, the MTSD will implement the following strategies specific to COVID-19 to promote healthy school environments.

MTSD COVID-19 Mitigation Levels

MTSD COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies are consistent with the most recent Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department (WOPHD) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance on safely operating schools. MTSD will implement the following layered mitigation strategies based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels - a measure of the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems in Ozaukee County.


Level of Community Transmission Layered Mitigation Strategies



Face Coverings Optional

Illness-Related Absences
Updates will be made to a designated page on the MTSD website noting the percentage of students and staff members absent due to medical illness.



Face Coverings Optional
Face coverings are optional, and recommended, if an individual is immunocompromised or at high risk for disease.

Illness-Related Absences & Access to Testing



Face Coverings Recommended
Face coverings should be worn in schools by individuals not experiencing symptoms who have had exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Illness-Related Absences & Access to Testing