In a letter posted on the Abington School District website, Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey S. Fecher, Ed.D., announced that although Montgomery County remains at a LOW COVID-19 community level, there has been a recent increase of COVID-19 in the district.
Currently, the Abington School District follows the guidance from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), and there have been no recent changes in that guidance.
From the letter:
Please continue toscreen your student for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning and do not send them to school if they are symptomatic. Please consult the MCOPH COVID-19 School Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines to evaluate when it is best to keep your student home from school-either due to symptoms or close contact-and to determine when they are able to return to school, including after they have tested positive for COVID-19.
Over-the-counter, free COVID-19 tests are available for families and staff and can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. School nurses are available to test individuals who develop symptoms during the school day.
All eligible individuals are encouraged to get their full course of COVID-19 vaccines, including appropriate boosters. Families may submit vaccination and/or booster status for their student(s) to the school nurse or email@example.com.