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UCFSD COVID-19 Metrics Update #19

Dear UCF Community, 

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.  This week we welcome our Kindergarten students back to school on a daily basis (previously they attended every other day) - we are excited to make this adjustment to our program.  Our elementary schools continue to thrive in a hybrid model and under our strong mitigation measures. Looking ahead - in one week we will welcome middle school and high school students back for in-person learning in a hybrid A/B instructional model. We are eager to see all of our students back in our schools and look forward to implementing this new schedule. 

Over the weekend, we met with Dr. Sulieman who presented her weekly analysis of the COVID-19 metrics. Click here to see the report. Important key takeaways include: 

  • Chester County positivity rates are relatively stable with a slight decrease from 11.4% to 11.1%;
  • Chester County has seen a weekly increase in incidence rate per 100,000 from 241 to 270.1;
  • Projected incidence rates per 100,000 - in the next month - show a steady plateau in Chester County cases which are to remain below 300;
  • The UCF community has seen cases decrease from 47 to 36;
  • UCF has seen 46 cases (students and staff) this year with 9 over the past four weeks (view the UCF dashboard);
  • Vaccine administration for priority groups in Chester County continues and we are working with the CCHD to host a vaccination clinic at UCFSD for the next priority group 1B - which includes Educators/Education Staff.   

The numbers over the last three weeks have been relatively stable and projections are indicating a possible plateau - this is encouraging and gives us hope as we approach next week's start of in-person instruction at the secondary level.  We remain cautiously optimistic and will continue to monitor the data daily. We will keep you informed of any shifts in the projections. 

As we start our new hybrid model for secondary - now more than ever we must work together to stay safe and healthy. Our layered mitigation measures are strong and we should continue to use good judgment and follow health and safety protocols so that when all of our students are back for in-person instruction we are doing everything we can to make sure we remain there for as long as possible. 

Thank you for your continued support.   

Kind regards,
John Sanville