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Public Health Orders

Oct. 8, 2021

Public Health Orders in Effect:

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER ALLOWING EXEMPTIONS FROM FACIAL COVERINGS AND PREVENTING QUARANTINING OF ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
This order shall take effect on October 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and shall remain in effect until December 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. unless extended, rescinded, or amended in writing by the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD).  The DCHD will monitor and evaluate COVID-19 data and community conditions on a daily basis while this Order is in effect.

Oct. 10, 2021  – Statement from the Board of Douglas County Commissioners:

“The Douglas County Board of Health public health order is clear. What is unclear and is creating confusion among Douglas County families is the School District’s recent statement, in response to the order ….. recommending that students mask. While it is certainly within the School District’s discretion to recommend that students mask, the District must now accommodate the mask opt-out opportunity in the public health order, allowing students, with the proper paperwork from their adult caregiver, to opt-out of the mask requirement, and allow adults within a school environment to self-select and do the same.”