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02/16/2021
8:00am

Virtual Learning Only

All DC Public School students will have a day of virtual learning on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and no in-person programming will take place that day. This schedule adjustment is being made to provide flexibility for school staff who are receiving their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine the day prior, should they experience any side effects.

The start and end times of the school day on Tuesday will remain as normal and staff will be required to report to work as follows:

  • Instructional staff members who typically report in-person will teach their assigned students virtually as directed by their supervisor.
  • Instructional staff members already reporting virtually will continue to teach their students virtually as directed by their supervisor.
  • Non-instructional staff members will complete their normal duties and/or other functions as directed by their supervisor.

Common side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines are pain at the injection site, fever, feeling tired, headache, chills, muscle aches and joint pains. Most symptoms are mild to medium intensity, appear within three days after receiving the vaccine (with most occurring the day after vaccination), and go away within one or two days. Click here for more information about what to expect after getting a Covid-19 vaccine.

In the event the employee is experiencing Covid-like symptoms and does not pass the health assessment, the employee should immediately consult with their physician and ensure that they are cleared before returning to in-person work. If not feeling well enough to work virtually on Feb. 16, the employee may request to use their personal leave (sick or annual, as eligible).