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

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    **UPDATED 11/28/2020**

    Traveler Alert regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

    By Order issued November 17, 2020, Governor's Wolf's Office is requiring that travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Pennsylvania. Note that the order relates to individuals over the age of 11 years old (14 day quarantine reduced to 10 days as of Dec 4, 2020).

    All students, parents/guardians and staff members are asked to please comply with all guidance as it relates to recent travel.  This is a critical piece of the overall strategy for keeping the Coronavirus COVID-19 as contained as possible. 

    Latest Guidance and FAQs regarding the Travel Order

    COVID-19 Information for Travelers provided by the PA Department of Health

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  • My child suffers from allergies & may have 2 of the symptoms listed, must they stay home?

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    If your child has an ongoing allergy or other health condition that involves symptoms that are included on the Symptom Screening Tool, please reach out and talk to the nurse in your child’s building to discuss the symptoms your child is having so that a decision can be made regarding attendance.

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  • If my child develops symptoms at school, will they be sent home from school?

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    Yes, if your child develops symptoms at school as outlined on the Symptom Screening Tool, you will be contacted to pick them up from school.  It will be recommended that you follow up with your child’s primary care provider.  Return to school will be based on the COVID-19 Symptomatic Student or Staff Process Flow chart located HERE. Below is a summary of when a student who had symptoms may return to school when COVID-19 has not been diagnosed. 

    • If your child is symptomatic and is not tested, they may not return to school for 10 days from symptom onset AND at least 24 hours after fever resolution  (if present) AND improved respiratory; or
    • If your child is symptomatic and clinically cleared by their primary care provider they may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours AND symptoms are improving; or
    • If your child is symptomatic and tests negative for COVID-19 they may return when they have been fever free for 24 hours AND respiratory symptoms have improved
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  • Someone in our home is being tested for COVID-19, may my child attend school?

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    If your child is not displaying symptoms they may attend school.  Should a household member ultimately test positive for COVID, all students living in the home will be required to quarantine as per the guidance on the Quarantine & Isolation Guidance document.

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  • If my child has COVID-19 symptoms when can they return to school?

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    The District will be following the COVID-19 Symptomatic Student or Staff Process Flow chart located HERE. Below is a summary of when a student who had symptoms may return to school when COVID-19 has not been diagnosed. 

    • If your child is symptomatic and is not tested, they may not return to school for 10 days from symptom onset AND at least 24 hours after fever resolution  (if present) AND improved respiratory; or
    • If your child is symptomatic and clinically cleared by their primary care provider they may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours AND symptoms are improving; or
    • If your child is symptomatic and tests negative for COVID-19 they may return when they have been fever free for 24 hours AND respiratory symptoms have improved

    If you have questions do not hesitate to reach out to the nurse at your child's building.

    If your child has been diagnosed with COVID or has had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed, please see the Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidance document.

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  • I was exposed to COVID-19 at work, does my child have to stay home from school?

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    If you (or another family member) have not tested positive for COVID-19 and your child is not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (see Symptom Screening Tool), they do not need to stay home from school.  If you do test positive your child will need quarantine based the Quarantine Guidance Document.

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  • My child is displaying COVID-19 symptoms but their sibling is not, may their sibling attend school?

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    Your child who is displaying symptoms as outlined on the Symptom Screening Tool  should not come to school and you should consult their primary care provider.  Your other child(ren), as long as they are not displaying symptoms, may attend school.  Should one child ultimately test positive for COVID, all students living in the home will be required to quarantine as per the guidance on the Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidance document.

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  • Should I contact the school if my child test positive, is exposed, or is symptomatic?

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    Yes!  We would appreciate a phone call to the principal or building nurse. If your child needs to stay home for an extended period of time, we will discuss the options for them to continue participating in learning. 

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