Every department in the district has played a role in collaborative problem-solving to implement precautions and practices intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The following guidelines explain the safety procedures and protocols as well as the day-to-day operations for elementary and secondary students with an emphasis on a layered approach to virus mitigation. Plans in the guidelines are subject to change as new information becomes available or as new situations arise related to COVID-19.

Return to School Guidelines

Return to School Guidelines for EPS Families 

What if a School or the District Has to Shut Down Due to COVID-19?   

The district will revisit the reopening plan often to ensure that we are doing everything possible to give our students the best education while also providing sufficient safeguards for students and staff alike. At some point in time, we may move to a more restrictive or less restrictive teaching model if the COVID-19 data changes. Scientific understanding of the novel coronavirus is increasing rapidly, so efforts to mitigate transmission of COVID-19 will necessarily evolve with additional research and experience.