The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health and the Governor's Office, is releasing 2021-2022 COVID-19 Guidance for Schools. This document addresses updates to the public health guidance and is based on the public health situation with COVID-19 as it is understood today. Guidance will be updated as needed if additional or new guidance is made available by the CDC. DESE and the ADH will continue to monitor conditions and work with districts to respond accordingly. School officials, parents, and community members are encouraged to work together to plan and to implement as many strategies as possible to make the return to school and continued in-person learning opportunities successful again this year.
The guidance is attached and also is available at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/arkansas-ready-for-learning.