The following Health & Safety Plan items are in effect to begin the 2022-2023 school year:
Face masks will no longer be required to be worn in any Keystone Oaks building, regardless of Allegheny County’s current COVID-19 level. When Allegheny County is in the “High” level of community transmission, as defined by the CDC, it is highly recommended that masks be worn, but it is not a requirement.
Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 should follow these guidelines:
Isolate for five days. Day 0 is the day that symptoms began. If you do not have symptoms, then Day 0 is the day that the test was administered.
The positive student or staff member may return to school or work on Day 6, as long as they have remained fever free for 24 hours (without the use of medication) and other symptoms have improved.
The individual who tested positive must wear a mask through Day 10.
Symptoms begin: September 1st
Five day isolation period: September 2 - September 6
Return to school/work: September 7
Wear a mask: Through September 11
You can remove your mask before Day 10 if you received two negative COVID-19 tests, taken 48 hours apart. Using the example above, you can test yourself on September 7 and September 9. If the September 9 test is negative, you can remove your mask that day.
Any student or staff member who has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19:
Quarantine is no longer required or recommended.
You should wear a mask for 10 days from the date of your last exposure, with the date of exposure being Day 0.
If you begin to develop symptoms, please isolate and seek testing.
Please report positive cases of COVID-19 to the school nurse at the building where your child attends school. Contact information can be found on the Health & School Nurse page on the district’s website.
For students who test positive for COVID-19, absences will be medically excused as long as documentation of the positive COVID test is provided to the building secretary. Students will be able to find assignments in Google Classroom and may complete work while they are absent, if they are feeling well enough to do so. They also may contact their teacher. Students who cannot complete work will be provided make-up time equivalent to the number of days that the student is absent from school.
The Keystone Oaks School District will continue contact tracing, to the best of its ability. We know and understand that many of our students, staff and their family members have medical conditions that put them at a greater risk of complications should they test positive for COVID-19. We will work with building principals, the individual who tests positive, and others to identify close contacts. A school nurse or building administrator will contact any individual who has been identified as a close contact.