COVID-19 Resources and Updates:

COVID Dashboard: updated 11/23/21

As of 9/23/21: Health and Safety Tier 2

 

 

 

PA COVID Dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is the criteria for quarantining a classroom?
  • The school nurse works with the Department of Health (DOH) to look at each positive case. Each case requires an individual investigation to name all that are deemed a close contact. From this individual investigation the DOH gives guidance on who should or should not quarantine.
At which point would the school transition to a virtual platform schoolwide?
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education has made it clear that face to face instruction is a priority for the 21-22 school year. At this time the Department of Health recommends only a limited closure (no more than 14 days) when there are 25 positive cases in a 14 day period.
What are the criteria for close contact? Are these criteria based on situations where students were masked, unmasked or both?
  • Close contact is defined as a student, 3 feet in classroom while wearing masks or 6 feet while eating lunch unmasked for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period.
  • As we work to determine “close contact” we need to take in account if masks are worn “correctly and consistently” while in the classroom, we also need to take into account mask breaks, human error, snacks, and lunch.
  If students are awaiting a COVID test result should they remain at home during this time?
  • Yes, if your child is awaiting a COVID test result they will need to remain at home until you receive a result. If negative, your child can return to school and provide medical documentation. If positive, please contact Elisabeth Hardy for further assistance. It is recommended that you wait at least 5 days from time of exposure to get the most valid test results.

 

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UPDATES and RESOURCES:  More information will be added when it becomes available.