COVID-19 Resources and Information

COVID-19 Guidance 

Federal 

State - Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Health

County - Montgomery County, PA

Local - Wissahickon School District

 

WSD COVID Case Reporting - Students and Staff

 


 

Wissahickon SD COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard 
2021-2022 School Year 

This dashboard is updated daily (Monday through Friday on instructional days) to share information about the positive cases of COVID-19 reported to Wissahickon School District by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) for individuals who attend or work in WSD.  

The information presented in this dashboard does not mean that an individual contracted COVID-19 at a District school/building or event. We work in cooperation with MCOPH to provide notification, contact tracing, and isolation/quarantine information to affected individuals. If you do not hear directly from your student's school or MCOPH, it is because you are not considered at risk due to these cases. To ensure patient privacy, the district will not provide any further information regarding affected individuals.  

The purpose of this information is intended to be one source of information, among many, that the district will consider when making decisions about its instructional programs. The CDC and PADOE recommendations will NOT automatically trigger a change in the program; rather, they will be considered along with more district-specific and locally derived input provided by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). The district continues to follow the guidance of MCOPH and PA DOH in responding to positive cases, which includes protocols for contact tracing, cleaning, and ventilation. 

Click here: Montgomery County Office of Public Health Data Hub for Positivity and Incidence Rates 

Criteria for Positive Case Count

  • On Campus: An on-campus positive case is defined as a student or staff who was physically on campus during the 48-hour infectious period. Student/staff attendance is reviewed, and “close contacts” are informed individually. After close contacts are informed, families are notified via email about an on-campus positive case within their classroom (elementary) and school (secondary), and the case is reported on the district’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard.
     
  • Off Campus: An off-campus positive case is defined as a student or staff who was not physically on campus during the 48-hour infectious period. Off-campus positive cases are reported on the district’s COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard.
     
  • Dashboard dates for on-campus positive cases MAY NOT match with the dates of the email notification from the school due to differences in when a case is "official" (e.g., sometimes it is the date of the test administration, sometimes it is the onset of symptoms). 

What are the threshold(s) that would automatically trigger a school, classroom, or cohort to shut down?

There is no automatic trigger or threshold for closing a school (or classroom) in terms of raw number of cases.  While it is true that a large number of unrelated cases might cause a shutdown due to the inability to safely or practicably operate the school/classroom, it is much more likely that school/classroom closures will result if it’s determined that there is a likelihood of transmission of the virus in the school/classroom.  The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) is consulted in any such situation, and can either assist with that determination or make it themselves.  It is important to remember that a large number of cases does NOT necessarily mean there was in-school transmission.  For example, the cases could be totally unrelated, the result of weekend activities rather than any time spent in school.  If it is determined that the possibility of school transmission exists, this will be communicated and appropriate action (e.g., temporary closure) will be taken.

Last Updated: 9/27/21

Total Case Count Since August 30: 76

  • Total Case Counts for Students: 63

  • Total Case Counts for Staff: 13

 

Week of September 27

   


Students

Staff
  Total On Campus Off Campus On Campus Off Campus
Blue Bell Elementary  0 0 0 0 0
Lower Gwynedd Elementary  0 0 0 0 0
Shady Grove Elementary  0 0 0 0 0
Stony Creek Elementary School  0 0 0 0 0
Wissahickon Middle School   0 0 0 0 0
Wissahickon High School  0 0 0 0 0

Non-School Buildings
(e.g., Central Office, Transportation) 

0 N/A N/A 0 0
Total  0 0 0 0 0

 

Week of September 20

   


Students

Staff
  Total On Campus Off Campus On Campus Off Campus
Blue Bell Elementary  8 6 2 0 0
Lower Gwynedd Elementary  4 4 0 0 0
Shady Grove Elementary  2 2 0 0 0
Stony Creek Elementary School  4 3 1 0 0
Wissahickon Middle School   8 2 4 2 0
Wissahickon High School  6 3 2 1 0

Non-School Buildings
(e.g., Central Office, Transportation) 

0 N/A N/A 0 0
Total  32 20 9 3 0