New PSD COVID-19 policy allows for earlier return

During its meeting on Dec. 13, the Petersburg School District Board voted unanimously to amend the district's COVID-19 mitigation policy, changing when students and staff can return to school following a positive test.

The new policy states that students and staff who test positive can now come back to school on a date determined by the Petersburg Medical Center, possibly allowing them to return earlier than what the previous guidance allowed.

If students and staff who test positive do not obtain a return date from the hospital, they have to remain at home for five days, with the day of their...


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