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Armstrong School District - Health and Safety Plan

Please review the plan listed below.  Questions regarding the plan can be emailed or discussed by phone:

 

Dr. Matt Pawk ([email protected]), 724-548-6024

Or 

Dr. Mike Glew ([email protected]), 724-548-6025


The current CDC Order issued January 29, 2021 continues to require face coverings on school buses.  State and federal orders and/or local data may result in revisions to the District’s Health and Safety Plan.

 

January 11, 2022
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
Armstrong School District has had multiple school closures on a temporary basis to this point in the 21-22 school  year based on health and safety plan guidelines. The number of students testing Covid positive has increased significantly in ASD schools over the past week. In an effort to address significantly increased school based transmission of Covid, the likelihood of required closure for multiple schools, the likelihood of large numbers of students being quarantined, and the possibility of inadequate staffing to operate multiple school buildings, Armstrong School District has made changes to its Health and Safety Plan at the recommendation of the Health and Safety Advisory Committee. Changes to the ASD Health and Safety Plan were made on January 10, 2022 in an effort to keep schools open moving forward. The following changes will go into effect on Wednesday, January 12 in all ASD schools:


● Universal masking will be required for all persons in a school building until January 31, 2022.

○ Please note: this includes all after school and evening events with the exception of in-play athletes.
○ Masking for all persons in the schools will be conducted in the same manner as it was earlier in the school year

 

● A review of the Health and Safety Plan guidelines will take place on January 31st using then current data to provide further recommendations.

 

● Armstrong School District will defer contact tracing to the PA Dept. of Health to guide isolation and quarantining.


● Asymptomatic, non-Covid positive persons may attend school regardless of vaccination or exposure status.


● COVID positive, symptomatic persons will be excluded from school for 5 days and will be permitted to return after day 5, if symptoms are improved. Masking will continue for a total of 10 days, if the timeline carries past January 31st.

○ The most common symptoms of the Covid Omicron variant are: congestion or runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, sore throat, and muscle or body aches.

 

● Virtual learning will be scheduled when positive cases reach 5% of a school buildings population.

 

These changes can be reviewed in the context of the revised Health and Safety Plan posted below.