Geometric Blue backgrouns






Positive cases are reported based on when they are received by the district.

Students or Staff Positive IN Buildings 
An individual who attended school or an extracurricular activity within 48 hours of a positive test or onset of symptoms

Students or Staff Positive NOT IN Building 
An individual who was not in a school building or attended an extracurricular activity within 48 hours of a positive test or onset of symptoms (includes distance learners)

9/17/21 - 9/23/21

Students in buildings: 16

Students not in buildings: 11

Staff in buildings: 3

Staff not in buildings: 0


Students quarantined: 350

Staff quarantined: 6


BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits

We will continue to distribute BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits while supplies last. These test kits can be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection.

You may request kits for:

  • The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household
  • Up to 2 parents/guardians per household
  • The number of GJPS staff in your household

Kits are available for pick up for three days after completing the Rapid Test Request Form at the GJPS Administration Building, 160 S. Hamilton Road. Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.

While Supplies Last
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Rapid Test Request Form


Email Update
August 27, 2021

Dear GLHS families,

Our Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools team has been carefully monitoring incidence of COVID-19 cases and quarantine data, and our COVID-19 Task Force met today to consider this information in the context of our predetermined thresholds.

Due to an increased number of cases and quarantines, Gahanna-Lincoln High School will require masks for all students, teachers and staff when inside school buildings, effective Monday, August 30, 2021.

Like you, we are disappointed that our numbers have increased, and this is an important step for the health and safety of our GLHS community. Our decision also reflects our continued commitment to keep students in school, in-person, five days a week.

It is important to note that full masking at GLHS will not eliminate quarantine requirements. It will, however, provide opportunity for modified quarantine when paired with three feet of social distancing. Modified quarantines allow students to stay in school and maximize their learning. In
addition to masking and social distancing protocols, a student who is vaccinated also qualifies for a modified quarantine.

We continue to evaluate and increase social distancing at GLHS to better position students, teachers and staff to be eligible for the modified quarantine.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Steve Barrett
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools 

Related Documents

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings

Child In-Person Participation Algorithm: Guidance for daily home-based screening


     2021-22 COVID-19 UPDATE ARCHIVE  

GLHS Mask Update

GLHS Mask Update

Date: 8/27/2021

Message from Superintendent Barrett about masking at GLHS.

New ODH Quarantine Guidelines

New ODH Quarantine Guidelines

Date: 8/9/2021

A message from Superintendent Barrett regarding new quarantine guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health.

Back to School 2021-22 Mask Protocols

Back to School 2021-22 Mask Protocols

Date: 8/2/2021

GJPS mask requirements for the start of the 2021-22 school year.