Dear UCF Community,
This week I’ll be sharing the latest metrics released by Chester County. We continue to be in touch with Dr. Sulieman as we monitor transmission rates in Chester County and our community daily - key takeaways from this week’s metrics include:
- Chester County positivity rates decreased from 2.8% to 2.1%;
- Chester County has seen a decrease in incidence rate per 100,000 from 36.3 to 21.5;
- The number of UCF community cases has decreased from 7 to 4;
- UCF has seen 146 cases (students and staff) this year with four over the past four weeks;
As a reminder, the CDC, PA DOH and CCHD have all recommended that schools continue in their current instructional model and mitigation efforts for the remainder of the school year - including the recommended changes we have implemented regarding masking outdoors.
Last week I mentioned how the recent CCHD guidance allows us flexibility while hosting several end-of-the-year 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.
On June 14 the School Board will vote to sunset our current health and safety plan at the end of this school year. This will make way for discussion on a new abbreviated health and safety plan that will reflect all of the recent changes to guidance in order to guide us through the summer. We are also working on what our health and safety plan will look like for next school year - a lot will depend on guidance from the Chester County Health Department and PA Department of Health. As I’ve said before - I expect next year to look more normal.
We made it to June! There are only 12 days of school left in this historic school year. I hope all of our families, staff and students enjoy these last couple of weeks and all that they bring. I know that I am looking forward to celebrating our fifth graders’ last moments in elementary school, our 8th graders as they prepare for the leap to high school, and the Class of 2021 as they walk across the stage and become UHS graduates on June 14!