11/16 Positive COVID-19 case at Mifflin Park Elementary School

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 17, 2020 16:02

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 Mifflin Park Elementary School.

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

  • The student is in 3rd grade at Mifflin Park Elementary.
  • The student last attended school in-person on November 13.
  • The student developed symptoms on November 14 and received a positive COVID-19 test result today, November 16.
  • The student uses district transportation and had close contact with one student on the bus.

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. 

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 17, 2020 16:02