The Health & Safety Plan for the Exeter Township School District was last revised on July 20, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year. This plan serves as the local guidelines for all instructional and non-instructional school activities, but does not supersede any Orders by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health.
You can download a copy of this plan by clicking HERE.
First, please monitor your child for COVID symptoms, using the CDC's COVID Self-Checker, which is located HERE.
The most common symptoms of COVID are:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The current strain of COVID reportedly can be milder and easily confused with the common cold or allergies. The current COVID strain also does not seem to be causing a loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath as frequently as the original strains of COVID. Therefore, we suggest using the CDC’s Viral Testing Tool to decide if your child should be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to school.
Both PCR (performed usually by a medical lab) and rapid antigen tests (performed usually at home) can detect COVID.
All Tower Health Urgent Care locations are offering COVID testing. You can find more information HERE.
Rapid antigen tests can be bought at local and online pharmacies and drug stores.
Please contact your child’s school nurse immediately. A list of nurses and their email addresses can be found on our website HERE. If your child has tested positive for COVID, he/she must isolate at home for 5 days and be fever-free and relatively symptom-free for at least 24-hours prior to returning to school.
Parents who are interested in obtaining a vaccine or booster for themselves or their children can visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find a list of vaccine providers or can call their family physician or pediatrician to receive guidance.
No. As of March 16, 2022, the district stopped notifying parents that their child had been a close contact of a COVID-positive individual at school.
No. Wearing a mask is optional.
The Exeter Township School District's Health and Safety Plan will be updated whenever needed to adhere to any new PA Department of Health (PADOH) or Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) mandates and/or District or Board actions related to the plan. ETSD will communicate any updated mitigation strategies with all stakeholders to ensure the health and safety of its community.
Please discuss any questions with your school principal or nurse.