UPSD COVID-19 Data
The Upper Perkiomen School District considers the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community to be of the utmost importance. It is with that in mind that we share this information with our school community. The chart towards the bottom of this page shows the number of active positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff of the Upper Perkiomen School District.
When the district is notified of a positive case, administrators immediately work in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to identify and notify individuals who may have been in close personal contact with the positive case. These individuals are required to quarantine (as outlined below) following the close contact designation, after which they may return to school/work provided they have not developed symptoms of COVID-19. "Close personal contact" is defined by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health as being within 6 feet of a positive case of COVID-19 for 15 or more consecutive minutes, with or without a mask. The building administration will also notify families and staff via email when a positive case occurs within their school community, and the information will be posted to the table below.
Families and staff must remain vigilant and compliant with District safety protocols in order minimize the risk of disease transmission in our school community. By taking these precautions, we help protect ourselves and one another.
Remember to always:
- STAY HOME if you do not pass the daily symptom checker and get tested if you experience any symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- DO NOT RETURN to school while awaiting COVID-19 testing results
- Wear your mask
- Practice social distancing
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face
- Follow all Montgomery County Office of Public Health Requirements as outlined below.
COVID-19 School Exclusion Recommendations
The most updated Montgomery County School Exclusion Recommendations provide the guidance on when students must stay home from school.
The School exclusion guide has a small edit under testing for Covid-19: Montgomery County Office of Public Health only recognizes negative results from tests that have been performed under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Negative results from over the counter at home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted in order to return to school.
For more detailed information on these topics, please visit the Montgomery County Office of Public Health or PA Department of Health websites. Questions about this information should be directed to the Andrea J. Farina Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent via email email@example.com or by phone 215-679-7961 ext. 2466.
UPSD COVID-19 DATA
In accordance with the PDE/DOH attestation and guidance from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, ALL Positive and Probable Positives will be included for public reporting and school decision making. The public can access the Weekly COVID-10 District Data Sheet for current totals. Please remember, only confirmed positives and probable positive cases that are in school, that cannot be contact traced are included in school closure decision-making.
Classifications for Positive and Probable Positive Cases of COVID-19
Positive Case of COVID-19:
Confirmed laboratory PCR Positive test results.
Probable Case of COVID-19:
Meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic linkage (Close contact** with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 disease) with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
Meets presumptive laboratory evidence.
Definition of Clinical Criteria:
At least two of the following symptoms: Fever (measured or subjective),chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose.
Any one of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder
Severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following: Clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Definition of Presumptive Laboratory Evidence:
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
***The PDE/DOH School Closure Guidance allows for discretion in total closure time based upon case management, contact tracing, and environmental cleaning.****