• School Closings/Delays:

    There will be no school for students January 17 and 18, 2022.
    Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    Tuesday, January 18th is a scheduled Professional Development Day.

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BGISD COVID-19 Operating Procedures

BGISD Active Cases and Quarantines

The Bowling Green Board of Education approved a motion to modify the district’s COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Face masks and coverings will become optional, but recommended inside school buildings beginning Monday, January 3, 2022. Face masks will be required on school buses through March 2022, due to an extension of the Federal requirement for transportation services. 

BGISD will continue to contact trace following all positive cases in schools, and require all symptomatic individuals to quarantine. COVID-19 testing is available all school days, on-site in all schools.

On December 27, 2021, the CDC updated quarantine guidance and shortened isolation for ALL positive people from 10 days to 5 days if asymptomatic or resolving symptoms, with mask wearing for 5 additional days (no fever). Graves Gilbert Clinic and the Barren River District Health Department have adopted this guidance, which BGISD will follow.

BGISD will also continue to update daily cases and contacts on the district website, and the Board of Education will review all data to make decisions regarding the health and safety of students and employees.


If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to be isolated.

  • Stay home for 5 days from onset of symptoms. The first day of symptoms is considered day zero. If asymptomatic when testing, stay home 5 days from the testing date, with test day being day zero.

  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days AND you have not had fever within 24 hours, you may leave your house.

  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.  If you choose not to mask you  will need to stay home on days 6-10.

  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves without fever reducing medication.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you:

Have been boosted


Completed the primary series of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months/ J&J within 2 months


Had COVID 19 infection within the last 90 days

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

  • Test on day 5, if possible.

  • If you develop symptoms, isolate at home and get tested.


If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted


Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted


Are unvaccinated, or had COVID 19 infection greater than 90 days ago & without vaccination

  • (Recommended) To stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.

  • Test on day 5 if possible.

  • If you develop symptoms isolate at home and get tested

*Inadequately Immune Persons with a household contact will be the only exception, with a REQUIRED quarantine of 5 day minimum post exposure to the positive case. Return dates will be calculated based on the date of last exposure, taking into account full isolation of the positive case vs ongoing exposure.

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