|Manheim Township High School||0||0||146|
|Manheim Township Middle School||0||0||87|
|Landis Run Intermediate School||0||0||60|
|Brecht Elementary School||0||0||21|
|Bucher Elementary School||0||0||26|
|Neff Elementary School||0||0||8|
|Nitrauer Elementary School||0||0||25|
|Reidenbaugh Elementary School||0||0||26|
|Schaeffer Elementary School||0||0||38|
|School Building Totals||0||0||437|
|Remote Learners (K-12)||0||0||52|
- * Active Confirmed Cases are moved to the Total Overall Confirmed Positive Covid-19 Cases when there is no exposure within the school, or the district has a PDE approved "reset of case count" of numbers due to a closure. If a case had no building exposure, or the last date the individual was in the building was before a closing/extended weekend, which provided the district with time for continued cleaning and disinfecting thus resetting the case count, then this case would be added to the Year-to-Date totals. Definition of PDE's "Reset of Case Count": Once a school closes based on the number of cases in a rolling 14-day period, the school completes the cleaning and contact tracing, and then reopens, the count for the school would ‘reset’ back to 0. This would not affect the Year-to-Date Total Overall Confirmed Positive numbers, but only those case numbers identified for a building calculation for the rolling 14-day period. In the event the building case numbers require a school closure within the 14-day rolling period, the calculation resets after the closure.
- ** Others include District Office Staff, Warehouse & Facilities Staff, Food Service Staff, and District-wide Staff.
- The Dashboard is updated daily.
- Individuals who have been placed on quarantine are not included in the dashboard information.
- The overall total could change as test results from probable cases are received and determined to be negative, meaning a probable case is no longer considered positive and close contacts no longer need to quarantine.
- Remote Learner data is included in a separate category since these students are not engaged in face-to-face instruction.
Health Services Building Nurse Contacts:
Manheim Township School District continues to remain in daily contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Please know that as part of the district’s emergency preparedness plan, our core safety team (that includes personnel from health services, plant services, and district administrators) meets frequently to discuss planning measures to address the current situation regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus.
All Lancaster County school districts continue to communicate with each other and will participate in regular state-wide online superintendent briefings with officials from PDE. We will continue to communicate with our stakeholders as situations change and information becomes available. We will continue to share with you WHAT we know, WHEN we know it.
Below you will find resources and communications that we have already sent out district-wide to our parents and staff. We will continue to update the community as we receive information to share; it is our continued goal to keep our community informed and provide information on how this may affect our students, parents, and community members.
May 18, 2021
In our correspondence this past Friday (5/14/2021), it was noted that we were seeking clarifying information from the PA Department of Education (PDE) regarding the requirement for mask wearing – given the recent statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing fully vaccinated people to “resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
The PDE, in collaboration with the PA Department of Health (PA DOH), provided school districts with their recommendation Friday evening:
“Because most K-12 students in Pennsylvania are not vaccinated and only a few weeks remain in the 2020-21 school year, PDE recommends school entities continue to follow their current mitigation strategies. Remaining consistent in approach will help to ensure the safety and well-being of school communities while minimizing disruptions that may result from significant revisions to existing plans and systems. As a reminder, school entities may implement stricter mitigation strategies than otherwise required by law, rule, and regulations.”
This past weekend, the CDC also provided further guidance about mask wearing, stating that “schools [should] continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.”
Therefore, based on the recommendations from the PDE/DOH, CDC, district solicitor, and the district physician, we will continue to implement our current mitigation efforts through the remainder of the school year (June 4).
Thank you for your support as we work through the remaining days of the school year. We remain optimistic that the next school year will bring more “normalcy” to the educational process.
March 3, 2021
Pennsylvania State Travel Restrictions Lifted
On March 1st, the Governor announced the expiration of the out-of-state travel restrictions, which was put in place in November 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Students and staff are no longer required to produce a negative COVID test upon return from out-of-state travel, nor are students and staff required to quarantine after traveling.
In November, the purpose of the mandate was to limit travel and contact with those who do not reside in your household. We encourage everyone to continue to be cautious as it relates to helping to control the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask, engaging in appropriate social distancing, and exercising caution when traveling are all behaviors we can control when doing our part to keep our community safe.
Revised Occupancy Limits for Events
Also yesterday, the Governor announced a revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor events.
- Revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. The 15% of maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement. Masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced.
- Revised maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 20% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. The 20% of maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement. Masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced.
The district will continue to review the revised mitigation orders and how this may affect the events to be held within the school district. We will continue to update families as information is ready to be shared.