CV COVID-19 News Update Center
Welcome to the Conestoga Valley School District COVID-19 News Update Center, a dedicated space on our district website designed to keep parents, staff, and the entire CV community informed about the potential effects of COVID-19.
While the impact the virus may have on our schools is still unknown, we know that you and others may have questions. We have created this centralized hub of updates and links to additional resources, including policies and resources such as links to the PA Department of Health and the CDC.
We will continue to update this with news and information as it becomes available. It is our mission to keep you informed on how we are preparing to cope with COVID-19 and any other potential health-related or time-critical topics. We hope you find it useful.
**Click the icon below to watch a video from Nancy Lopez, Certified School Nurse/District Nurse Coordinator, and click here to access Nancy's Powerpoint Presentation** (added Aug. 24, 2020).
COVID-19 DAILY DASHBOARD
(Data Current as of 3:15 p.m. on May 12, 2021)
BUILDING # PROBABLE CASES: # POSITIVE CASES: # POSITIVE CASES: # POSITIVE CASES:
# OF ACTIVE CASES TO CONSIDER WHEN SHIFTING TO TEMPORARY VIRTUAL
LAST 7 DAYS* LAST 7 DAYS LAST 14 DAYS*** CUMULATIVE TOTAL** BROWNSTOWN 0 0 0 33 0 FRITZ 0 0 0 51 0 LEOLA 0 0 1 30 0 SMOKETOWN 0 1 2 47 0 MIDDLE SCHOOL 0 2 5 61 2 HIGH SCHOOL 1 2 2 174 2 SUPPORT BLDGS 0 0 0 13 N/A TOTAL 1 5 10 408
*Due to the fluctuation of probable cases (moving to negative or moving to positive), cumulative total of probable cases will not be computed.
**TOTAL includes actual person count; some cases in the schools are reported at more than one school.
***Not all cases impact the 14-day rolling average as reported to DOH; some cases occurred outside of the school day with no interaction between case and students or staff (i.e., occurred over a break, involved a virtual student, etc.)
You will notice that we have added a new column to our spreadsheet. In order to alleviate any remaining confusion between the total number of cases and the number of cases that we consider when deciding if we are moving to a temporary virtual model, we are listing the running total of those cases. Those numbers will fluctuate up and down and new cases are added, and other cases are removed as quarantines are completed or “hard resets” occur.
UPDATE FOR MAY 12 – Please continue to practice safe COVID protocols even when you are not in school buildings or involved in school activities. We want to finish this year strong!
As we do every day (even on the weekends), we will continue to follow contact tracing, quarantining and cleaning protocol so that we can help mitigate the spread of the virus. As of now, there is NO plan to temporarily move to virtual instruction at any building.
Cases Relevant to Temporary Shift to Virtual Instruction
We are continually analyzing the number of cases at each building as they apply to the PDE Temporary Shift to Virtual Instruction Guidelines. An important thing to understand is the purpose behind the temporary shift to virtual – to investigate cases, conduct contact tracing, and ensure cleaning and disinfecting occurs. As noted in the Guidelines, 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 (hard reset). Fortunately, our investigations are thorough, our contact tracing is efficient, and our cleaning and disinfecting are timely. This means that the chances of a shift to virtual is minimized, while at the same time, our ability to address any cases is maximized in order to ensure that cases and close contacts are removed from the school settings immediately. School shifts to virtual are more likely to occur if we have a large number of faculty impacted, if we get a large number of non-related cases within a couple of days, or if we are not able to “reset” (ensuring that our investigation, contact tracing and cleaning/disinfecting are completed). Since the number and location of cases is fluid, my intent is to provide at least a 24-hour notification to the affected school population for any temporary shift to virtual instruction.