2021-22 COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

  • For the 2021-22 school year, DASD currently plans to offer full-time, in-person instruction, as well as online instruction via the Downingtown Cyber Academy

    The DASD Board of Directors approved the Health and Safety Plan during the August 11, 2021 board meeting. DASD will follow the guidance of its governing bodies, the PA Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

    As updated guidelines are released, DASD will update the Health and Safety Plan, which may result in future Board action.

COVID-19 Dashboard

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • 2021-22 COVID-19 Notification Library

Highlights

  • Highlights of the plan include:

    1. DASD will follow the Governor's mandate regarding mask-wearing. All K-12 staff, students and visitors will be required wear masks while indoors as stated in the mandate. Once the mandate is lifted, wearing masks indoors will be required until students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AND COVID-19 cases decrease.

    2. Once the mandate is lifted and all students have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, masking will be based upon the Chester County community transmission level reported by the Chester County Health Department using the following CDC chart:

      Transmission chart
      *If the values for each of these two metrics differ (for example, if one indicates moderate and the other low), then the higher of the two should be used to make decisions about mask use in a county.

    3. The TSA mandates that masks will be worn at all times on school buses.

    4. If a positive student case is discovered in a school building, AND the student close contacts as well as the infected student were all wearing a mask, AND they were distanced at least three feet apart, the student close contacts do NOT need to quarantine. Fully vaccinated individuals are also NOT required to quarantine if they are a close contact and asymptomatic.

    5. Three (3) feet of social distancing will be maintained to the extent possible in classrooms and in lunchrooms.

    6. Optional on-site COVID testing is available for symptomatic students and teachers. Students will not be tested without parent permission.

    7. Students will have an assigned seat in classrooms and on the bus.

    8. Any student who does not have a mask will be provided a mask. A student who refuses to wear a mask will be sent to the building administrator. Continuous refusal will result in the child being sent home and potential disciplinary action in accordance with our district code of conduct.

     

Archived Reopening Information

  • 2020-21 Reopening Information
  • 2020-21 COVID-19 Dashboard