COVID-19 Resources and Information
Department of Health Orders regarding Coronavirus COVID-19
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has issued two orders that substantially impacts our school community as follows:
Travel Restrictions - By Order issued November 17, 2020, and amended December 17, 2020, the PADOH requiring that travelers over age 11 entering or reentering PA from locations outside the Commonwealth have three options:
- They must produce a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours prior to arriving in Pennsylvania
- Place themselves in travel quarantine for 10 days upon entering without testing; or
- Receive a negative COVID-19 test result collected during the 10 day travel quarantine period.
All students, parents/guardians and staff members are asked to please comply with all guidance as it relates to recent travel to keep COVID-19 as contained as possible. THANK YOU. https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx
Universal Face Covering - Starting Monday, January 11, 2021, in response to a request from the Wissahickon Education Alliance (WEA) and consistent with CDC, PA Department of Health (DOH) and Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) guidelines, as revised, face coverings are still required when indoors, irrespective of physical distance, but face shields alone are no longer allowed unless waived due to a medical condition (with a doctor’s note) or unless there is a programmatic need that is approved on a case-by-case basis by the building principal in consultation with applicable district personnel (nurses, special education supervisors, etc.).
The full Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Universal Face Coverings are available at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Universal-Masking-FAQ.aspx
Daily Health Screening Resources
COVID-19 Exclusion and Return to School Guide (updated 12/18/20)
Health Organization Resources
The PA Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites are updated frequently with information about COVID-19. For the latest information, please visit these sites.
COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard: PA Dept. of Health
Resources for School Communities During COVID-19: PA Dept. of Health
CDC Coronavirus Disease Fact Sheet
PA Department of Health Coronavirus Fact Sheets
World Health Organization Coronavirus Updates
Department of Homeland Security Pandemic Information
Fact Sheet: Montgomery County Department of Health