Last Update: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 8:40 AM
Brandon Valley School District Status: OPEN
2022 – 2023 BVSD Pandemic
Response Plan (Updated 5/23/22)
Effective June 1, 2022
Covid-19 Positive Individual - Required
to Isolate (Updated 5/23/22)
An individual that tests positive for
Covid-19 is required to isolate in accordance with the South Dakota
Department of Health Guidance.
Masking Protocol – Optional Masking (No
Optional Masking. The optional use of a cloth
face covering allows families flexibility and the opportunity to choose
what is best for their child.
Daily Health Screening Process (No
If you are sick - stay home! The absolute
most critical component of our Covid-19 Response Plan is a Cooperative
Partnership with parents / guardians, staff, and students, where
individuals commit to staying home if sick. Together, we promote our
Close Contact Protocol (Updated
An individual identified as a “close contact”
(within 6 feet for 15 minutes) should pre-screen for symptoms and may
continue to attend school.
Protocol for Individual Exhibiting
Symptoms (Updated 5/23/22)
Any individual exhibiting symptoms of illness
may be offered a surgical mask, be evaluated by Student Health Services,
and may be required to leave the facility. The individual’s return will
be allowed based on the current Health Policies and Procedures.
Positive Case Communication DELETED
- (Updated – 5/23/22)
In the event of a confirmed positive
Covid-19 Case resulting in a potential exposure, within a building, 1.)
Close Contacts will be informed by Student Health Services and 2.) a
building-level communication will be provided to parents / guardians.
*A confirmed positive Covid-19 case is
defined as “the district has received confirmation from the South Dakota
Department of Health of the positive test result. Presumptive Close
Contacts may be informed prior to confirmation.”
Facility Access Usage (No Change)
School District Facility Access and Usage
will be open. There will be no restrictions on school visitation,
activity attendance, or outside organization facility usage. Do not come
to Brandon Valley facilities if feeling ill.