Beginning November 24, 2020, the Avonworth School District will begin updating our school community on the last day of each week of school on the educational model that the District will operate in for the upcoming two weeks. This decision will follow the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recommendations outlined below.
The first week the county is in Substantial, PDE recommends Hybrid or Remote Learning.
The second week in Substantial, PDE recommends Remote Learning.
To transition out of Remote Learning and back to Hybrid/In-Person Instruction, the county must be in Moderate for two consecutive weeks.
To summarize, PDE recommends two weeks in any level of transmission when making a change between educational models.
The following table will be updated each Friday to reflect the educational model the District will operate in the two upcoming weeks.
The Avonworth School District COVID-19 Tracker was established to provide transparency regarding COVID-19 cases identified among Avoworth students and staff members. The tracker will also report the number of individuals currently in attendance restriction. Case numbers and attendance restriction numbers are updated daily. To help understand the COVID-19 Tracker better, please see the definitions provided below.
Confirmed Case - A confirmed case is a known individual that has tested positive for COVID-19.
Active Case - An active case is an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 and is still in his/her isolation period.
Total Cases - Total cases are the number of positive COVID-19 cases/individuals that have been identified in the District since the beginning of the school year.
Attendance Restrictions - The number of attendance restrictions indicates the number of individuals that are not able to attend school and are currently in quarantine due to being identified as a close contact or symptomatic and awaiting a test.
Close Contact - A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes from 2 days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.
Quarantine - The time an individual is separated and restricts his/her movement due to being exposed to an individual during the time they are contagious as a result of testing positive for COVID-19.
Isolation - A person that has tested positive for COVID-19 who completely isolates himself or herself and has no interaction with individuals that are not sick.
FAQ/Information for Parents:
MY CHILD ONLY HAS A RUNNY NOSE AND SORE THROAT BUT NO FEVER, CAN THEY STILL HAVE COVID-19?
Most children with Covid-19 have mild symptoms, with or without a fever - some have no symptoms at all. Contact your child's medical provider if your child is ill with ANY new symptoms of illness.
CDC Covid-19 Symptoms in Children and Teens
WHAT TEST WILL MY CHILD HAVE DONE?
WHERE SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO GET TESTED?
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
Isolation is required for 10 days from the start of symptoms (or if asymptomatic - from the date of positive Covid-19 test)
Symptoms and fever must be resolved for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
Contact tracing will be done to determine any individuals that may be ‘Close Contacts’
We ask parents and staff to report all positive results to the school. We are contacted by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), however, they may be delayed, therefore, it is critical that parents or staff inform us as soon as possible
WHAT IS ISOLATION?
Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home
Stay at home in a specific “sick room” or area and use a separate bathroom (if available)
Do not share personal household items, like cups, towels, or utensils
Keep a face mask in place and physical distance from all other family members and pets when it is necessary to be out of the room
Monitor health and seek emergency care immediately for any serious symptoms of illness
CDC - Isolation Information
HOW DOES CONTACT TRACING OCCUR?
WHO IS A CLOSE CONTACT?
Anyone within 6 feet of someone who is positive for Covid-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated REGARDLESS OF WEARING A MASK
CDC - Close Contact Information
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS A CLOSE CONTACT?
Quarantine is required for 14 days after isolation from the positive case or from the conclusion of the isolation period. This occurs even if they test negative during the quarantine.
Asymptomatic siblings and household members of close contacts do not need to quarantine, but we ask parents to monitor their health.
School officials and ACHD will notify all those identified as close contacts.
WHAT IS QUARANTINE?
DAILY WELLNESS CHECK