COVID-19 prompts shift to online learning at Central Manor

Dear Penn Manor Family,

Today we learned of an additional probable COVID-19 case at Central Manor Elementary School. This case may be related to the previously reported cases.

We have notified the Pennsylvania Department of Health and our contacts at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Individuals who may have been in close contact with the individuals who tested positive have been notified and instructed to quarantine, following Department of Health guidelines. The district continues to follow its cleaning and disinfecting protocols as individuals test positive.

After consultation with medical professionals, the district has been advised to shift to online learning for all Central Manor Elementary School students, effective tomorrow, Friday November 13.

Unless the school district receives additional information that would require an extension of the closure, regular in-person classes for Central Manor Elementary students will resume on Monday, November 16. We encourage the Central Manor community to monitor the district website for updates regarding this situation. All families and faculty will receive a follow-up email today from principal Brian Malek regarding expectations for online learning.

During the closure, we expect students to act responsibly by practicing social distancing, wearing masks in public and monitoring their health. If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the Central Manor nurse at 717-872-1401 so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting. As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely resume for students.

For more information on the district’s response to COVID-19 please visit the COVID-19 update page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools