October 7, 2021
The District was notified of three (3) positive cases of COVID-19: one (1) at East Pike Elementary School and one (1) at Indiana Area Senior High School and one (1) at Ben Franklin Elementary School. The case at Ben Franklin will be attributed to the District’s 14-day rolling average. The cases at East Pike and IHS will not, as the individuals tested positive while in quarantine and/or were absent during their infectious period. The Department of Health (DOH) worked with the school nurses and administration and concluded that zero (0) additional students/staff are required to be quarantined. Any questions regarding quarantines should be directed to the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).
I realize that these are difficult times with the increased pressures the pandemic causes, and there are no guaranteed right or wrong answers at times due to the varying beliefs, attitudes, and opinions on the matter. We thank you all for what you have done already and thank you for the work that is to come. We truly appreciate you all. Please visit our COVID dashboard at www.iasd.cc for additional information relating to the number of positive cases and quarantines the District is facing at the current time.
It is important to note that the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) informed all school districts on October 1, 2021, that they are no longer allowed to accept antibodies testing/results as an exemption to the quarantine protocols. Click here to view the health alert that explains the decision made by the DOH. This was not a decision made by the District.
Any questions and/or concerns with this decision should be directly addressed to the DOH at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).
Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich