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Coronavirus Preparedness

The School District of Lancaster is closed through March 27 at the order of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The district is currently scheduled to re-open on Monday, March 30; however, the situation remains fluid and the governor could extend the closure. The district is working daily to coordinate provision of services during this time.

SDoL remains in daily contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The threat of becoming sick with the coronavirus remains low, but rising. However, it is imperative to heed warnings to avoid large gatherings (social distancing) that facilitate the spread of illness.

Below, find information on the disease and prevention.

Ways to prevent the spread of illness

All students and staff to follow the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus by doing the following:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick. If your child has a fever (temperature greater than 100 F), they should be kept home until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    In addition, our school nurses are carefully monitoring students for symptoms and providing education and information on these safety measures.

Vigorous Cleaning

The SDoL Facilities Department employs vigorous, regular cleaning techniques, which promote health and safety as part of our ongoing custodial services. During time of increased illness, such as flu season, the facilities department addresses areas in which increased risk of illness may be present. Custodians have started making extra rounds during the day with medical-grade disinfectant to wipe commonly touched surfaces like railings, doorknobs and faucets as they are able.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19