Penn Manor has become aware of one person in the Penn Manor High School community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a letter from superintendent Mike Leichliter with more details.
October 8, 2020
Dear Penn Manor Family:
We have recently learned that a member of the Penn Manor High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this individual in the school setting have been notified.
We are not closing the school at this time.
As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:
- Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
- Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
- Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.
Please note that personal information about the individual, including his/her name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.
As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.
Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.
For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page at: https://www.pennmanor.net/covid19/
Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools