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As announced on April 9th by Governor Tom Wolf, the East Penn School District will be closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 School Year. This decision was made to protect the health and safety of our students and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have been preparing for this possible outcome for several weeks, news like this is never easy to hear.
In the best interest of our students, we move forward with our Continuity of Learning plan for the remainder of the school year. More details will follow as we work on the long-term planning and prioritization of events and activities impacted by the closure.
The following communications have gone out to parents and guardians regarding COVID-19:
- July 9, 2020-Message from the Superintendent: Fall 2020 Planning
- July 9, 2020- Mensaje desde la Superintendente: Planeando para el otoño 2020
- June 11, 2020 -Special Education Family Input Survey For 2020-2021 COVID Response Planning
- June 9, 2020-Family Input Survey For 2020-2021 COVID Response Planning
- May 15, 2020-Student Materials Pick-up/Drop-off Days
- April 9, 2020-COVID-19 Update-East Penn School District Closed for the Remainder of the 2019/2020 School Year
- April 9, 2020-COVID-19 mas Informacion- El Distrito Escolar de East Penn Esta Cerrado por el Resto del Ano Escolar 2019/2020
- March 30, 2020-COVID-19 Update-East Penn School District Closure Extended
- March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Nueva Informacion Desde el Distrito Escolar de East Penn – el Cierre Esta Extendido
- March 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
- March 24, 2020-Nueva Comunicación desde el Distrito
- March 23, 2020-East Penn School District Closure Extended
- March 23, 2020-Mas Informacion Sobre COVID-19 – Cierre Del Distrito Escolar De East Penn
- March 17, 2020-Elementary Closure Updates
- March 17, 2020-Más Información sobre El Cierre de las Escuelas Primarias
- March 16, 2020- EPSD COVID-19 School Closure Resources
- March 16, 2020-EPSD COVID-19 Recursos de Cierre
- March 13, 2020- COVID-19 Update-East Penn School District Closed
- March 13, 2020-COVID-19 Informacion -El Distrito Escolar de East Penn Cerrado
- March 11, 2020-Important Update Regarding Coronavirus
- February 27, 2020-Important Health Information Regarding Coronavirus
Please visit the following resources provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Coronavirus(COVID-19) What you need to know
- Coronavirus Fact Sheet
- How to Prepare Your Family
- Resources for Travelers
- COVID-19 FAQs
- Latest Updates from the CDC
Please visit the following resources provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health:
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be physically and emotionally stressful for our children. The following resources might help you ease your child through this very difficult time:
- Manage Anxiety and Stress-Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources-Turnaround for Children
Statements from Governor Wolf Regarding COVID-19:
- July 5, 2020-Mask-Wearing is Required and Critical to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
- July 2, 2020- Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include Last County Moving to Green on July 3
- June 16, 2020- Gov. Wolf: $157.5 Million Now Available for School Health and Safety Grants to Address COVID-19
- June 10, 2020-Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sports
- June 4, 2020- Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 10 Additional Counties Moving to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5
- April 9, 2020-Governor Wolf Extends School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year
- March 30, 2020- Gov. Wolf and Sec. of Health Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties, Extend School Closures Indefinitely
- March 25, 2020-Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Lehigh and Northampton Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 10
- March 23, 2020-Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Issue ‘Stay at Home’ Orders to 7 Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19
- March 19, 2020-Wolf Announces All Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses to Close
- March 16, 2020-Wolf Administration Updates Businesses on Guidance for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts
- March 14, 2020-Gov. Wolf, Congresswoman Houlahan, Sec. of Health, Sec. of Education Outline COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance for Pennsylvania Schools and Additional Closures in Bucks and Chester Counties
- March 13, 2020-Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools
- March 12, 2020- Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Outline COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance for Montgomery County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Health and Safety Reminders:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Lookout for friends and loved ones who would be considered more vulnerable and offer support. Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Watch for Symptoms:
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.