As you are aware, over the last few weeks Berks County’s COVID-19 positivity rate has more than doubled due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. During this time, more people than ever before are COVID-19 positive in the Exeter community with multiple opportunities to become infected with this contagious illness both in and out of school buildings.
As we continue to count, monitor, report and contact trace COVID-19 rates in our school district, we have decided to discontinue personal phone calls to parents who have children who have been identified as a close contact of someone at school who tested positive for COVID-19 and continue with parent outreach and notification via ParentSquare. Please know that parents will receive a detailed email, a text and a recorded phone call with information about their child’s exposure, COVID-19 symptoms to look for, and quarantine options. As always, parents will also be encouraged to call the school nurse or their building principal should they have further concerns or questions.
Reducing the number of calls that our principals and nursing staff are making daily will allow them to get back to what they do best: Work with and care for your children when they’re at school.
We appreciate your continued support. Thank you.