Dear UCF Community -
I hope this first Monday in October finds you well after a glorious weekend. This week's COVID-19 transmission rates are stable and give us hope for returning to school in person. Below are the details plus our timeline moving forward.
Our weekly review, in consultation with Dr. Sulieman, of COVID-19 transmission rates took place Sunday. See the most recent report here. These are the important takeaways:
- Chester County has seen a slight increase in positivity rates from 3.7% to 3.9%;
- Chester County has seen a slight decrease in incidence rate per 100,000 from 50.0 to 48.8;
- Projected cases - in the coming weeks - remain flat for Chester County;
- While West Chester Borough has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19 - we have not seen significant increases in the UCF community that would change our current plan or status.
- UCF municipalities have seen an increase in incidents from 12 to 21 over the past week;
Based on the current trend in the COVID-19 transmission rates - our timeline moving forward:
- October 12 - K-5 schools will open in a hybrid model;
- October 12 - Dr. Sulieman to present on COVID-19 transmission rates;
- October 12 - The UCF Board will vote on transitioning grades 6-12 to a hybrid plan - if the vote passes - the change would take place on October 26.
- October 19 - Board will hear a brief report on fall athletics;
- November 9 - Dr. Sulieman to present on COVID-19 transmission rates;
- November 9 - Administration will make presentations to the Board and community on:
- K-5 reopening - current status and success of reopening (4 weeks out);
- 6-16 reopening (assuming Board approval) - current status and success of reopening (2 weeks out);
- Athletics update - fall season status and discussion of the winter season.
- November 16 - The UCF Board will vote on the status of the winter sports season
I feel good about both our current status and our path forward. Most importantly - we look forward to seeing students in our schools. It is not the same without them!