With the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, your club will begin scheduling meetings, projects, and fundraisers in-person again to the extent state and local guidelines permit you to do so.
The Centers for Disease Control recently issued new guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools. The guidance reminds us that vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccination can also help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities including Key Club.
Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, PNW Key Club recommends universal indoor masking by all members and advisors who participate in Key Club activities, regardless of vaccination status.
In addition to universal indoor masking, PNW Key Club recommends clubs maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students when indoors to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as screening and testing.
Questions regarding compliance with COVID-19 CDC guidelines and additional requirements that may be imposed by your school or school district, should be directed to your school’s administration.