The East Penn School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As a district, we are closely following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and PA Department of Health updates and recommendations regarding the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19.) COVID-19 is continuing to be a growing concern globally. As of now, there are no diagnosed cases at East Penn.
At this time, there have not been any recommendations to close our schools. However, the CDC has asked schools to prepare for the spread of the virus. The East Penn Facilities Department is following all cleaning and sanitizing protocols to minimize the risk of disease in our school buildings. Our goal is to continue to keep our schools a clean, healthy environment for all students. We will follow all virus updates and comply with any additional recommendations provided to the district from local, state, or federal health officials.
In addition to the preventative measures taken in our schools, we ask everyone in our school community to adhere to the following protocol, as recommended by the PA Department of Health:
→Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
→Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
→Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
→If your child is sick and running a fever, defined as a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degree Fahrenheit, please keep them out of school until they are fever free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medications.
We will continue to update you when more information becomes available. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health, it is recommended that you consult with your child’s primary care physician. For more information regarding the Coronavirus, please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) website.