Conewago Valley School District Principal Christopher Rudisill announced today the district had learned of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 at New Oxford High School.
Rudisill said that as of this time the school will remain open pending an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Rudisill also said the following:
The individuals who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 will isolate for 10 days and be symptom-free and fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning.
Per our established protocol, we have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected potentially exposed spaces and classrooms, and we have taken all the necessary precautions. We are in contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and we will continue to take the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff.
We will continue with our strict cleaning protocols and contact any person who may have been exposed while in the building and advise them to quarantine for 14 days. (The definition of exposure, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is a person who was within six feet of the person for at least 15 consecutive minutes.) The District has been in contact with any person who meets the definition of exposure (considered “close contacts”) while in our building and has directed them to follow appropriate quarantine guidelines.
The District will continue to monitor our students and staff for any additional probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases, and we will continue to seek guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and communicate any changes to our families and staff as soon as possible.
Ensuring that our students, staff, and school environment are safe remains of greatest importance to us. As a reminder, please continue to closely monitor your child’s health and seek medical attention if any new symptoms arise that are new and/or not explained by another reason. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at cdc.gov