In a surprising move, all Decatur City School indicated to parents that staff will have until January 31, 2022 to get a booster shot to combat the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. This move comes after the state of Georgia recorded a record number of COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant surges.
“As we prepare to return to in-person learning on January 4, we anticipate a significant impact due to the Omicron variant. To minimize the impact in our schools, we have added the following mitigation strategies to our already rigorous plan.’Decatur City Schools email to parents on 12/28/2021
Earlier this fall, the school district considered requiring all students to receive a COVID-19 shot but Superintendent Maggie Fehrman reversed citing the district does not have the authority to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students.
In the spring semester, CSD will continue to require individuals to wear masks indoors and outdoors at all district properties. Decatur City Schools has 5,600 students with 14 COVID-19 for the week ending Decmeber 17, the highest count since mid-September.
Decatur City Schools is asking all students and staff to get a test for COVID-19 before returning to school on January 4, 2022 and is urging students 16 and older to get a booster shot.