Warren County schools test way to end COVID-19 quarantines

It was around this time last year when some Southwest Ohio school districts began discussing a rapid-testing pilot program that ultimately helped change Ohio's quarantine guidelines in schools. Now some of those same school districts and other local schools are gearing up for another pilot program, aimed at eliminating out-of-school quarantines altogether.

Under the new pilot program, which a letter from Little Miami Schools says is slated to start the week of Sept. 13, unvaccinated students who aren't wearing face masks won't have to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Local districts are working with the Ohio Department of Education to develop the new protocols.

Ten Warren County school districts have agreed to participate in the pilot, Gov. Mike DeWine said at a news conference last week. The districts are:

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