Letter to Camp Hill Families - Update Regarding Masks
August 24, 2021
Camp Hill School District Families,
Last evening, the Camp Hill Board of School Directors voted to approve a modification to the District's Health and Safety Plan following extensive public comment and discussion. In accordance with the guidance set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, universal indoor mask use is required by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors regardless of vaccination status beginning with the first day of school. Please know that due to the short notice of the implementation of the masking requirement each building will have extra masks available for tomorrow's opening.
The situation has been changing rapidly over the last several days and Cumberland County is now in the substantial spread category according to the PA Early Warning Monitoring System causing many regional school districts to implement similar protocols. For our high school students attending CPACTC (formerly known as CPAVTS) masks are also being required for staff and students. Masks are required on all district-provided transportation. Further details are included in the approved resolution that is linked here.
District administration will continue to monitor the situation and notify parents should the county spread level reduce to moderate or lower for two consecutive 7-day periods causing the rescinding of the mask requirement. If the county subsequently returns to a level of substantial or high spread for one 7-day period the mask mandate will be reinstated. Continuing discussion and review of the District's Health and Safety Plan is ongoing and will be included in upcoming school board work sessions.
Also included is my August 22, 2021 letter that articulates the present quarantining protocols. We will be routinely corresponding to all our Camp Hill School District families with updates on COVID-19 case counts and associated issues. Each building administrator is sending their building-specific layered mitigation and academic protocols to their families today.
Thank you for your continued support as, together, we strive to maximize in-person learning for our students. The health and safety of our students and educational team is of paramount importance to us all.
Daniel D. Serfass