Last Update: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 8:40 AM
Please monitor the Brandon Valley School District Covid-19 Information website utilizing the navigation bar located at the top of this page. This central communication hub is critically essential to clear and concise communication efforts. Information will be updated periodically.
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 Change)
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 Change)
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 community’s health!
Close Contact Protocol (Updated 5/23/22)
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.