Wyalusing Area School District 2021-2022 School Year COVID-19 Pandemic Information

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The PA Dept. of Education has released the following liability statement: “School officials who fail to adhere to the order could lose the protection of sovereign immunity and may personally face lawsuits from those who may be affected by any official’s attempt to ignore the order.  Failing to implement or follow the control measures may expose individuals to personal liability under 42 Pa.C.S § 8550 (relating to willful misconduct), as well as other remedies as provided by law. Failure to implement and follow the control measures under the Order also subjects a person to the penalty provisions of the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955.”

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PDE Requirements for Responding to COVID-19 cases in schools- Link

In alignment with requirements in 28 Pa. Code Title 28, Chapter 27, schools must:

  • Report positive cases of COVID-19 to DOH for case investigation, contact tracing, and issuance of quarantine and/or isolation orders; and
  • Exclude school children and staff from having contact with other school children or staff showing symptoms of a communicable disease.

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