COVID-19 Related Questions
* Last update February 10, 2022
What if someone is sick at school?
Families are strongly encouraged to monitor their children daily for symptoms and to contact their primary care provider when children are symptomatic. Families should also consider getting a COVID test when symptoms indicate possible COVID. If a student or staff member is ill during the school day, they will be sent to the nurse’s office for evaluation as they are anytime someone feels ill at school.
It is important to remember that although students and staff may be experiencing symptoms, they are not automatically presumed positive for COVID, and they may return to school/work when fever free or their symptoms have subsided for at least 24 hours.
What if someone tests positive for COVID-19?
It is important that families and staff communicate with school officials. Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 or who shows signs or symptoms of illness should stay home and contact their health care provider for further guidance.
Following updated guidance from the CDC
, ill students can return to school and end isolation once the following are met: 5 days out from the start of the symptoms, AND fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, AND symptoms have improved, AND wearing a mask around others for 5 days upon return.
Following any report of a positive case, health services staff will contact the PA DOH and follow any guidance to assist in contact tracing. Additionally, we will closely review any materials, equipment or areas of the building that may require additional cleaning or disinfecting prior to the next school day.
Will the District conduct contact tracing? When will a student need to quarantine/isolate? *
Effective February 11, 2022, the District will no longer conduct close contact tracing. Students and staff will not be required to quarantine for potential exposures occurring within our school buildings or during our programs.
Families are strongly encouraged to monitor their children daily for symptoms and to contact their primary care provider when children are symptomatic.
Please Note: The above close contact procedures DO NOT apply to a student or staff member who is living with a COVID positive person. In those instances, they may not return to school/work until after their quarantine period unless they are vaccinated.
COVID Procedure Flow Chart *
Click here to view the District's flowchart
(updated December 29, 2021) developed to assist families and staff in determining the proper procedures should they test positive for COVID, report they are living with a COVID positive individual, or be identified as a close contact.
Will the District utilize a COVID Tracker this school year?
We will provide a daily summary of student and staff reported active cases for each school. Click here to view the tracker
, which will be updated at approximately noon each day students are in person.
Will parents receive notification when a COVID-19 case is reported at their child's school? *
There will not be a building-wide notification of positive COVID-19 cases like last school year, unless reported cases warrant additional mitigation efforts, such as a requirement to wear masks.
Will the school district conduct COVID-19 testing in the schools for students and staff who have been exposed?
have made resources and programs available to school districts to conduct COVID testing. The administration is currently gathering additional information about these resources.