Dear UCF Community,
This week I’ll be sharing the latest metrics released by Chester County and information on masking and mitigation for the remainder of the year. Over the weekend, we met with Dr. Sulieman to go over her weekly analysis of the latest data and guidance - see her latest report here. Key takeaways from this week’s metrics include:
- Chester County positivity rates decreased from 3.8% to 2.9%;
- Chester County has seen a decrease in incidence rate per 100,000 from 47.2 to 34.7;
- The UCF community has seen a decrease from 17 to 8;
- UCF has seen 146 cases (students and staff) this year with 10 over the past four weeks;
- Last week, there were zero staff and student cases of COVID-19 at UCFSD;
- Students 12+ years of age getting vaccinated - click here for information on where you can get your child vaccinated.
We have all observed the relaxed masking requirements based on the CDC’s recent announcement. While the CDC, PA DOH, and CCHD have all taken steps to walk back mitigation requirements they have also recommended that schools continue in their current instructional model and mitigation efforts for the remainder of the school year. As such - while in school and in our buildings - we will continue with our current health and safety plan that follows CCHD guidance.
There are several end-of-the-year events on the horizon and we are pleased to have parents and family join us at these important celebrations. Announcements by the CDC and Governor Wolf coupled with updated CCHD guidance allow us flexibility while hosting these events. Individuals who are fully vaccinated will not need to wear a mask while outdoors and those who are not fully vaccinated will need to wear a mask outdoors unless they are able to maintain at least 6 feet of social distance from others. All individuals will still need to wear a mask while in our school buildings. Your principals will communicate more specifics on mitigation measures for visitors prior to these events. Of course, we continue to be in close contact with the CCHD - and are ready to adjust should the public health guidance change.
I myself am looking forward to participating in many of our traditional end-of-the-year events. While modified this year - just having these events take place and having the ability for parents to attend is a great feeling. The metrics and trends are very encouraging - most notably we had zero cases last week! It feels like we are heading in the right direction - the future looks bright!