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DC schools relaxing COVID-19 protocols ahead of student return

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2022
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The Washington, D.C., Public School system announced Thursday evening during a town hall that it would relax COVID-19 measures amid the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) announced that it will no longer be conducting daily health screenings on students upon arrival to school. However, DCPS is asking parents to screen their children for COVID-19 symptoms every day before sending them to the classroom.

The district will also no longer require students and staff to quarantine following a COVID-19 exposure — unless they are exhibiting COVID symptoms, which...

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