Recommendations for Pre-K to 12 Schools Following Identification of a Case(s) of COVID-19

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Rolling 14-day periods beginning January 25, 2021. Updated: January 5, 2021

Schools (less than 500 students) Cases Identified Closure Required Notes
Charlotte Lappla Elementary
Don Gill Elementary
Rock L Butler Middle School 1 No
Wellsboro Area High School

Per PDE guidance, schools are divided into groups. WASD is classified in category: less than 500 students. (Per Building)
Tioga County is labeled as substantial and WASD is operating under the following metrics:

Recommendations for Small (<500 Students) Pre-K to 12 School Buildings Following Identification of a Case(s) of COVID-19

Level of Community Transmission in the County Number of Cases of COVID-19 Within
a Rolling 14-Day Period:
1 student or 1 staff
Number of Cases of COVID-19 Within
a Rolling 14-Day Period:
2-4 students/staff
in same school building
Number of Cases of COVID-19 Within
a Rolling 14-Day Period:
5+ students/staff
in same school building
Substantial
  • School should consider altering schedule to significantly decrease number of students on site
  • Clean area(s) where case spent time
  • Public health staff will direct close contacts to quarantine
  • School should consider altering schedule to significantly decrease number of students on site
  • Close school(s) for 3-7 days
  • Clean area(s) where cases spent time
  • Public health staff will direct close contacts to quarantine
  • School should consider altering schedule to significantly decrease number of students on site
  • Close school(s) for 14 days*
  • Clean entire school
  • Public health staff will direct close contacts to quarantine

* If case investigations, contact tracing, and cleaning and disinfecting can be accomplished in a faster time frame, the length of closure time may be shortened. The 14 day rolling timeline resets after each closure.