Penn Manor updates COVID quarantine requirements

Penn Manor School District has updated its COVID-19 quarantine requirements in accordance with recent updated guidance from state and federal public health agencies. These requirements take effect immediately.

In all cases, parents of a student who has contact with someone who tests positive or who tests positive themselves for COVID-19 must notify the student’s school nurse and/or principal as soon as possible, even when school is not in session.

Due to recent updates to COVID-19 quarantine protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health, Penn Manor is implementing the following updated self-quarantining requirements for students who have been exposed to and had direct contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

  • If the student had direct contact with a family household member who tested positive, the student must complete a 10-day isolation period, followed by a 10-day self-quarantine before returning to school.
  • If the student had contact with a COVID-positive individual who is not a member of his/her household, the student must complete a 10-day self-quarantine and remain symptom free before returning to school. Families must monitor for symptoms on days 11 through 14. 

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be advised by a medical professional on their isolation protocols.

As of March 1 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Health lifted the travel mitigation order for travel within the United States. International travelers must follow CDC guidelines.

Parents who have questions about these requirements should contact their child’s school nurse.