About Our District

Health and Wellness

Welcome to the Southwest Local School District's Health and Wellness program.  


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Please be assured that we are continuing to work closely with the Hamilton County Health Department to stay up to date with concerns and illness trends in our area. It is important to know that during a pandemic, we will continue to follow the health department’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. Our primary focus is the safety of students and staff. At the same time, we place a high value on providing high quality learning experiences. 

Please refer to this CDC GUIDANCE on testing and when you should self-quarantine. 

On Friday, December 4, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health adopted the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the length of quarantines.  The updated information can be found HERE

On December 30, 2020, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio is changing its guidance regarding quarantines following an in-classroom exposure in K-12 schools. Moving forward, students and teachers exposed to a COVID-positive person in school are no longer required to quarantine as long as the exposure occurred in a classroom setting and all students/teachers were wearing masks and following other appropriate protocols.  Schools will continue to require quarantines for exposed students in situations where masking and distancing protocols were not followed. The updated quarantine guidance does not apply to after-school activities, including sports.  Read the updated guidance in its entirety HERE

On February 3, 2021, we learned that we have confirmed dates for our staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination!  Staff received the Moderna vaccine through Mercy Health.  Shot 1 took place on Thursday, February 11 and shot 2 took place on Thursday, March 11. 

We also confirmed that our students age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine through Hamilton County Public Health at clinics at Harrison High School on Thursday, April 29 and Thursday, May 20. 

Coronavirus Resources

Here are some resources that may prove beneficial for our community:

Previous Updates

                    CDC:  Coronavirus Facts

                    CDC:  What You Need to Know

                    Mercy Health:  Coronavirus Symptoms

                    CDC:  What to Do if You Are Sick

                    ODH:  Tips for Prevention