Dear MVU Families;
As you know, on 3/11/21 MVU announced that we would be moving to remote learning for up to 28 days as a result of multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 in our MVU school community. This was a very difficult decision to make, but one that was considered necessary given the large number of cases and close contacts who needed to quarantine.
We are now approaching the 14 day mark after the last group of cases who were in school while infectious. After reviewing the current case data and in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health, MVU will be returning to our Hybrid Instruction Model on Friday, March 26th.
Franklin County still has a high positivity rate of approximately 5%. We do expect that there will continue to be positive cases in our schools. When that occurs we will continue to work with the Department of Health to identify close contacts and make decisions about instruction and programming. We must continue to be vigilant in following our COVID-19 protocols and guidelines until our community no longer has a high rate of positive cases.
It is our belief that we will be able to educate our students safely in a Hybrid Model while there continues to be a high level of virus in our community. We look forward to the time when there is less virus in our county, state guidelines begin to loosen, and we can begin the process of bringing students back to more in person learning at MVU.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.