SDST Health and Safety Announcement, April 29, 2022

SDST Health and Safety Announcement, April 29, 2022

Dear SDST Staff and Families,

Good afternoon.  This email is intended to provide an update on current rates of infection in Montgomery County and current positive COVID cases within our schools and offices.  While this information is available daily on our COVID-19 dashboard, I wanted to alert our school community to rising data in recent weeks.

In Montgomery County we continue to be in a LOW level of infection based upon CDC guidance.  Details on the level may be reviewed on our website, but the cases per 100,000, formerly called the incidence rate, has risen steadily in our county over the past four weeks and is now 122.27/100,000.   Within SDST our current case count has risen to 20 across all schools and offices, after several months with very few cases. In addition, neighboring districts have begun to see significant increases in positive cases within their schools and offices.  

I am sharing this information so that our staff and families can take whatever measures you deem appropriate as you meet with family and friends and engage in community activities.  Our SDST Health and Safety Plan is in effect, and masks continue to be optional.  Should you have any questions about COVID-19, please check out our website at the link above, contact your family physician, or reach out to any of our school nurses.  Together, we can continue to enjoy these wonderful days of spring in our schools in good health!

Have a great weekend,

MaryJo Yannacone, Ed.D.