OJRSD COVID-19 Response

  • On August 17, 2020, the Board of School Directors approved the OJRSD COVID Health & Safety Plan.  This plan includes extensive operational plans for safely operating all aspects of schools.  While the plan was developed in consultation with various health and educational organizations, we update the plan monthly based on guidance from the Chester County Health Department (CCHD). 

    On November 23, 2020, in an effort to further mitigate Covid-19 transmissions in the Commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf directed schools operating in areas of substantial transmission to either make all learning remote or commit to following the Pennsylvania Department of Education Recommendations for Responding to COVID-19 and submit an Attestation Plan which outlines how schools are adhering to aggressive mitigation measures. Owen J. Roberts School District has chosen to submit an Attestation Plan and follow all PDE and PA DOH guidelines. While this means our schools may continue with the blended, in-person learning the PDE/PA DOH requirements on the charts below illustrates that there could be potential future transitions to virtual learning on a school-by-school basis. 

     Elementary Schools

    Level of Transmission

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    Substantial

    1-3 student or staff

    4-6 students or staff

    7+ students or staff

    Following cleaning protocol

    Close school for electrostatic cleaning

    Close school for electrostatic cleaning

    Remain in Blended Learning

    Return to Virtual Learning for 3-7 Days

    Return to Virtual Learning for 14 Days

     

    Middle School and High School

    Level of Transmission

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    # of Cases within a Rolling 14 Day Period

    Substantial

    1-5 student or staff

    6-10 students or staff

    11+ students or staff

    Following cleaning protocol

    Close school for electrostatic cleaning

    Close school for electrostatic cleaning

    Remain in Blended Learning

    Return to Virtual Learning for 3-7 Days

    Return to Virtual Learning for 14 Days

     

    Below, please find the weekly update of confirmed positive cases and probable cases of COVID-19 reported to the District within our schools (staff member or student) since the Attestation Plan went into effect on November 30, 2020.


    For background, when the District is informed of a positive or probable case, the school nurse notifies the Chester County Health Department (CCHD) and the then informs student and staff that he/she may have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case and who must quarantine due to close contact.    

    *In order for a case to be placed on this report: 

    • The reported COVID-19 case has been confirmed through a lab test or a case is deemed a probable cases when and individual has COVID like symptoms, and are a close contact to a confirmed or probable COVID case.
    • A student needs to have attended school in-person at least one day within 14 calendar days.
    • OJRSD staff member or substitute staff member who worked on district grounds or in district buildings.