Yesterday the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) released last week's rates of transmission for local districts, and Springfield Township has reached the Moderate level, with a positivity rate of 6.4% and an incidence rate of 66.19/100,000. Based upon our SDST Health and Safety Plan, which utilizes MCOPH current guidance (updated 1/11/22), after two consecutive weeks at the Moderate level, we will move formally to the following:
- Masks will be optional for all vaccinated students, staff and visitors.
- Masks will be recommended, though not required, for all unvaccinated students, staff and visitors.
- Masks will continue to be required for all staff and students when traveling on school buses, per the federal mandate.
The next date for local data to be released by MCOPH is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. If we are again in a Moderate level of transmission next Tuesday, the changes to expectations for masking in all district schools and offices will change on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. I will announce any such change through School Messenger on Tuesday afternoon to all staff and families.
Families with any questions regarding this anticipated change should contact your building principal.
MaryJo Yannacone, Ed.D.