The health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority, and we are committed to transparency and open communication. The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education require schools to shift to online learning for all students when a specified number of COVID+ cases are reached based on a Rolling 14-Day Count. When a school shifts to online learning for all students, the day following the closure restarts the Rolling 14-Day Count with case level count at zero for the respective building.
Rolling 14-Day Count as of 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021*
|Building||Rolling 14-Day Period||Number of cases|
|Ephrata High School||February 22 – March 2+||4|
|Ephrata Middle School||February 22 – March 2+||1|
|Ephrata Intermediate School||February 22 – March 2+||1|
|Akron Elementary School||February 22 – March 2+||1|
|Clay Elementary School||February 22 – March 2+||2|
|Fulton Elementary School||February 22 – March 2+||0|
|Highland Elementary School||February 22 – March 2+||0|
|EHS@Washington||February 22 – March 2+||0|
*Information in the chart above will be updated each school day by 4:00 PM
+ The Rolling 14-Day Count reset to zero after school was closed from February 18-21.
The number of cases that will initiate a move to online is based upon the size of the building. At the Ephrata Area School District, the respective buildings will temporarily move to online for all students in accordance to the chart below:
We will continue to monitor all COVID-related situations and consult with the Department of Health as needed. Please know that we are doing everything possible to mitigate the risk of COVID in our schools. We continue to follow our Health and Safety Plan, rigorously clean and disinfect all schools and buses, and adhere to the steps outlined when a COVID+ situation arises. Please continue to use the COVIDReport@easdpa.org email account to inform the district of any situation where a student is tested or gets a positive result of a test for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if your child takes a COVID test for any reason, we require the child to stay out of school until the test results are returned or a doctor provides a note to clear the child to return to school. It is important to note that receiving a negative COVID test result while placed in quarantine does not allow a close contact to return to school or activities any sooner. Staff and students who return after a positive diagnosis or quarantine will be screened by a school nurse before entering classrooms. Additionally, please continue to screen your child for COVID symptoms before sending him or her to school.
Lastly, all Districtwide COVID-related communication and resources can be found on the HERE, and parents/guardians are always welcome to contact our building principals or school nurses with any questions.
HOLIDAY BREAK COVID UPDATES: