• Does my child have to quarantine if we travel out of state?

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    As of March 1, 2021 the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating To Travel is no longer in effect. Individuals are no longer required to quarantine when traveling out of state.

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  • If my child is vaccinated against COVID-19 do they need to quarantine if exposed to a positive case?

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    Individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 do NOT need to quarantine after an exposure to another person with COVID-19 if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • They are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine);
    • They are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series; AND,
    • They have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.

    Regardless of vaccination status, people who exhibit new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 still need to isolate and get tested for COVID-19.

    Close contacts who have not received vaccine or who do not meet all of the above criteria must follow existing quarantine guidance.

    DOH continues to recommend COVID-19 prevention measures such as masking, physical distancing, avoiding nonessential travel, and hand hygiene for all people regardless of vaccination status.

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  • My child has tested positive for COVID-19, what do I do now?

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    If your child tests positive for COVID-19 it is likely that the PA Department of Health (DoH) has already notified the District as part of their contact tracing procedures. However, we would appreciate a notification from the parent as well so that we can discuss the option of your child continuing to attend classes via Zoom, an approximate return date (if they are attendig school in person), etc.  You can review the Quarantine Guidance HERE.

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  • What is the difference between Quarantine and Isolation?

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    Quarantine keeps someone who is not yet sick but has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others.  Isolation keeps someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others, even in their own home.

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  • If my child is required to quarantine or isolate will they receive instruction during that time?

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    Students who must quarantine or isolate for a period of time will have the opportunity to participate in instruction via the Online Synchronous Learning option.  Students will video-conference into these live lessons with the teacher(s) throughout the school day using Zoom.

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  • Is a negative COVID-19 test required prior to returning to school after a quarantine or isolation?

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    No, the District will not require a negative test. Students and staff are expected to follow the guidance provided by their Primary Care Provider, which may include a follow up test or quarantine for a period longer than 10 days. As per the ELCO Quarantine Guidance, staff and students should quarantine for a minimum of 10 days following a positive test and be fever free for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.

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  • How will the District manage healthcare privacy?

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    The District will abide by the regulations set forth by the Department of Health.

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  • If my child is identified as a close contact, do other household members have to quarantine?

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    Other household members of a close contact are considered “contacts of a contact” and are NOT required to quarantine based on PA Department of Health guidelines. This person should take every day preventative actions like washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning surfaces frequently, however quarantine is not necessary. This person should also be alert for symptoms.

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