Health and Safety Plan Update: September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021: Between September 4, 2021 and September 12, 2021 we have the following Covid-19 positive tests and quarantines:
Secondary Complex: We had six positive Covid-19 cases at the secondary complex. We had 11 individuals in quarantine through contact tracing. Seven of these quarantine cases were from in-school contact tracing.
Elementary Buildings: We had two positive Covis-19 tests at our three elementary buildings. We had a total of 24 students in quarantine through contact tracing. Eight of these quarantine cases were a direct result of in-school contact tracing.
We also have 11 elementary students in health room quarantine due to displaying some combination of potential symptom.
Health and Safety Plan Update - September 7, 2021
Last week, we had 5 positive cases at the secondary complex. Contact tracing has been complete and all students and families have been contacted. With the mask mandate in effect, only one additional student needed to quarantine due to an exposure during lunch.
In addition, we had 1 positive case at Beaver-Main Elementary. Contact tracing has been complete and all students and families have been contacted. With required masking in effect, our students in quarantine include 3 students with direct exposure during lunch and 4 siblings of those directly exposed.
We would like to thank our faculty and staff, our students and our community for the smooth transition to our local mask mandate on August 27, 2021. Our shared work and collective cooperation provide us with the most reasonable possibility of continuing in-person learning.
The presentation being shared at the September 7, 2021 school board meeting can be accessed here.
Elementary masking rules can be accessed here.
Secondary masking rules can be accessed here.
Health and Safety Plan Update - August 30, 2021
Today we were able to confirm 4 positive Covid-19 cases at the Secondary Complex with exposure occurring prior to our mandatory mask implementation on Friday, August 27, 2021. Contact tracing is complete and all students and families have been notified. Because these exposures occurred prior to our mask mandate, we have an additional 25 students who will need to quarantine.
Conversely, we were able to confirm 1 positive Covid-19 case today at the Secondary Complex with exposure occurring after our mask mandate was implemented. Because any exposures occurred within framework of the DOH quarantine guidelines, no additional students are required to quarantine.
Currently, we have a total of 36 students in quarantine at the secondary complex. We have a total of over 34 students in quarantine at our 3 elementary schools. Over the next few days, students who were placed in quarantine due to exposure last week may be returning to their respective campuses with proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Please be assured our health and safety team is ensuring our students are compliant with DOH quarantine guidelines prior to approved return. Attempts to return to campus prior to the conclusion of quarantine will be referred to building administration.
We are grateful to our faculty, staff, and community for their support and understanding as we adapt and adjust our practices and procedures.
Health and Safety Plan Update: Mask Mandate - August 26, 2021
The Bloomsburg Area School District is implementing a mask mandate effective immediately for the following groups:
1. All students in grades K-12 regardless of vaccination status through and including September 7.
2. All unvaccinated faculty and staff through and including September 7.
To read the full text of this announcement, please click here.
The mission of the Bloomsburg Area School District is to prepare its students to become contributing, responsible citizens and life-long learners with the ability to adapt and to succeed in a competitive world.