4/29 Update to the Health & Safety Plan regarding quarantine proceures

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton April 29, 2021 16:27

Hello Governor Mifflin families,

We have made an important change to our Health and Safety Plan and wanted to make sure you are aware of this update. In accordance with revised CDC guidelines, we have made a revision to our district quarantine procedures to the following:

If quarantined individuals take a COVID-19 test that returns a negative result and no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring, then quarantine can end after Day 7. If you want to return to school after Day 7, a COVID-19 test must be taken within 48 hours before the end of the quarantine period. However, in that case, quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

According to the CDC, with this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%. However, continued symptom monitoring and masking through Day 14 of the quarantine period must be followed.

Individuals who are quarantined by the district may still be issued quarantine notices with quarantine periods longer than 7 days. Whether the individual chooses to take a COVID-19 test to return to school after Day 7 is at the discretion of the individual. If that individual chooses not to take a COVID-19 test, they will be required to remain out of school for the full quarantine period.

While more of our community members continue to get vaccinated, we are still seeing COVID-19 cases coming into our schools. As we enter into our final month of school, we must continue to operate cautiously and responsibly to ensure that we can end our school year without further disruption.

Please continue to complete daily health screenings

Report all confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases to our hotline at 610-775-1461 x.1113. 

And if you have a pending COVID-19 test result, do not come to school.

We want to finish this year strong and we need everyone to do their part to make that happen!

Sincerely,

Bill McKay
Superintendent
Governor Mifflin School District

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton April 29, 2021 16:27