COVID-19 Related Information
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The Wallenpaupack Area School Board held its February School Board meeting earlier this evening. The Health and Safety Plan was reviewed and approved, with the following updates/changes:
Much has changed since the Health and Safety Plan was approved back in August 2021. First, vaccines have been made available for all school-aged children, along with staff. Wallenpaupack has hosted vaccine/booster clinics to ensure accessibility to the vaccine. Next, positive Covid cases have been on a decline- in our schools, county, and state. Finally, we have an effective program which ensures that ill individuals stay home, and healthy individuals remain in school. Test2stay has been fully implemented with success and remains our best option to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 within our schools. I believe it is important that as we begin to loosen our mitigation efforts and return to a sense of normalcy, that we do so slowly, intentionally, and safely.
Although changes have been made to the Health and Safety Plan, Covid circumstances will be monitored closely. Contact tracing and Test2stay will continue, and we will report our Covid cases to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Daily Covid case counts will cease (letters); however, total Covid-positive case counts per building will be reported at each school board meeting. Our goal remains to keep our schools open and safe.
Keith E. Gunuskey