Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
PVSD COVID-19 Dashboard Infogram
Information is updated daily (M-F) as cases are reported to the district
COVID-19 UPDATES


ATTESTATION FORM
On November 23, 2020, in an effort to further mitigate Covid-19 transmissions in the Commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf directed schools operating at levels of county SUBSTANTIAL TRANSMISSION to adhere to mitigation measures and confer with their local health department. Factors such as a school’s size, incidence/positivity rates within a school district’s county of location, the number of positive cases within the school itself over a 14-day rolling period, and consultation with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health all play a role in determining the mode of instruction.

The State implemented updates to the attestation form in late January, SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDANCE. The changes alter the District's obligation to implement virtual only instruction after meeting thresholds of positive cases in any building, while hosting on site instruction in the substantial level (>100 incidence rate per 100,000 residents and >10% positivity) of transmission (Montgomery County). We will now confer with the OPH to determine the most appropriate course of action in response to positive cases (that hit the thresholds) involving onsite staff and/or students.

It is important to note that when we consider positivity rates in our schools, only the COVID-19 positive cases where students and/or staff are attending onsite are considered. Cases involving students and staff offsite, i.e., virtual learning or working remotely, are not counted when determining the need for a response to the guidelines. As such, we have updated our dashboard to delineate between the identified positive cases among students/staff who were onsite and those who have not been in our buildings (offsite) since at least two days prior to the onset of symptoms and/or a positive test result. See dashboard above for details.

TRAVEL

MASKS/FACE COVERINGS
Universal Face Coverings - The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) also put forward an Order that significantly reinforces and expands on the requirement for universal face coverings (masks). This order took effect Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This order includes a requirement that everyone must wear a face covering when indoors, irrespective of physical distance, MASKS-FACE COVERINGS

The CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) also provides guidance on masking/face coverings.

DAILY SYMPTOM MONITORING
Students and staff are expected to perform daily monitoring for the symptoms in Group A and B below. This should be completed prior to getting on the bus or entering any school building. Visitors permitted inside the schools will be limited and screened by a designated staff member prior to entering. Any student or staff who feels symptomatic during the school day is directed to report to the school nurse.

Group A

1 or more symptoms

Group B

2 or more symptoms

Cough

Shortness of breath

Difficulty breathing

New loss of taste or smell

Fever (measured or subjective)

Fatigue

Chills / Rigors

Myalgia (muscle aches)

Headache

Sore throat

Nausea / Vomiting / Diarrhea

Runny nose / Congestion


Stay home under the following circumstances:
  • Have one or more symptoms in Group A OR
  • Have two or more symptoms in Group B OR
  • Are taking fever reducing medication.
*If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please consult with your family medical provider for evaluation and possible COVID-19 testing.

Access the following link for details regarding EXCLUSIONS AND RETURN TO SCHOOL/WORK ALGORITHM.

SAFE 2 SAY ANONYMOUS REPORTING SYSTEM
If you are worried about a child's safety at home during the pandemic, you can report your concerns anonymously through the state's Safe 2 Say Something portal. See below for information about how to report a tip:

Safe 2 Say contact info



Have a question about COVID-19? Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-722-7112. The hotline is staffed by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) professionals trained to answer questions about symptoms, exposures, travel, and testing.

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