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Little Miami COVID-19 Headquarters

In coordination with recommendations from the Warren County Health District, ODH, and the CDC, Little Miami Local Schools will be adhering to the guidance proposed in the Warren County Schools Common Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year. As recommendations change, Little Miami Schools will adjust to coincide with guidance that will best ensure a safe & successful school year. 

Little Miami Schools coordinates with & receives regular COVID-19 updates from local public health officials. This page will continue to be updated, as guidance from the CDC, ODH, and Warren County Health Department adjusts. 

Quarantine Pilot Proposal

Little Miami, along with all other public school districts in Warren County, submitted a quarantine pilot proposal to ODH, with the goal of keeping healthy kids at school and sick kids at home. Discussions regarding program specifics and implementation have not yet been had between LM Administration and ODH.

Little Miami will not be implementing the pilot program until further discussion and guidance is given to the district by ODH and the Warren County Health District. Further communication will be made to families if and when the district is ready to implement the program.

Learn more about the Quarantine Pilot Program Approved for Warren County Schools



Mask/Face Covering Guidance

  • Masks/face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required for all LM students & staff members while indoors.
  • Masks/face coverings are required for all LM students & staff members while riding school buses.

Cleaning Protocols

  • Disinfecting materials (wipes and cleaning solution) should be present in each classroom.
  • GermStop disinfection service will continue to be applied to all LM buildings every 30 days.
  • Hand sanitizer will be present in each classroom.
  • Classroom desks will be disinfected once a day.

Classroom & Facility Guidance

  • Classroom seating will be spread out as much as possible.
  • A current seating chart will be maintained to assist with contact tracing.
  • For students opting to wear face coverings, procedures should be in place to permit mask breaks.
  • Water fountains in all LM buildings will not be operational. Students are encouraged to bring water bottles to school. Water bottle filling stations will be available throughout each building.

Visitors & Volunteers

  • Prior to the beginning of the school year on September 7th & 9th, visitors and volunteers are approved.
  • Once instructional classes begin on September 7th & 9th, no volunteers or visitors will be permitted in any LM school building for the first quarter of the school year.
  • The visitor & volunteer policy will be reevaluated at the end of first quarter & adjusted according to current COVID-19 data.

Daily Self-Monitoring & Illness

  • Students and staff are encouraged to do a personal health check prior to coming to school.
  • Stay home when not feeling well.

Learning Contingency Framework

  • 100% in-person learning returns & is the preferred method of instruction.
  • Blended Learning Plan remains in place. Lack of staffing, high number of COIVD-19 cases & quarantines may result in the utilization of the remote learning plan. At any point in which student absences rise to 10% or more at a building, remote blended learning may be implemented.

Quarantine Guidance & Info

  • Please see linked documents below for quarantine timeline & information.
  • At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted as a method to reduce quarantine.
  • If a student is masked and maintains at least 3 feet of physical distance in the classroom, they will not be quarantined.  
  • If a student is unmasked, they must follow the 6 feet of physical distance rule in order to avoid quarantine. If an unmasked student is within 6 feet of a positive case for 15 minutes or longer, they must quarantine (even if sitting in the classroom).

Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure Flow Chart

Click to Understand Who Needs to Quarantine

 (updated 8-9-2021)

Click for 2021-2022 Quarantine Options