11/10 Positive COVID-19 case at Brecknock Elementary

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 10, 2020 18:00

Hello Governor Mifflin families,

As an integral part of our district’s Health and Safety Plan communications protocol, I provide the following advisory. Today, we learned of one positive case of COVID-19 on our campus impacting Brecknock Elementary School.

Here are the facts of these cases that are appropriate to share:

  • The student is in 3rd grade at Brecknock Elementary.
  • The student developed symptoms while at school today and a parent took the student for a rapid COVID-19 test, which returned a positive result.
  • The student does not ride the bus, but plays club soccer and last attended practice on November 9.

We have sent a separate phone call and email to students who will be required to quarantine as a result of this case. However, if you have previously received a quarantine notice, please continue to quarantine following the dates provided in that previous notice.

In following our protocols, our district administrators are following previous guidance from the PA Department of Health. Our Operations Department has already begun deep cleaning impacted classrooms and any common areas.

At this time, it is important to understand that while we are continuing to see more positive COVID-19 cases within our schools, we are not seeing spread from these cases within our buildings. We continue to make our mitigation efforts the utmost priority, including mandating masks or face coverings for all and using enhanced cleaning practices daily, with additional disinfection procedures in areas that may have been impacted by an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in our community, we must all do our part to ensure that we are not taking actions that put ourselves or others at an increased risk of exposure. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands often. Most importantly, and this may be the most difficult request, especially for this time of year, but we must limit our interaction with others outside of our households. Our ability to remain open is a community effort and we need each and every one of us to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Steve Gerhard
Superintendent
Governor Mifflin School District

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 10, 2020 18:00