When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the school and/or school nurse should be contacted immediately. NHSD will contact the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and follow their guidance regarding school closure, who must quarantine and for how long, and whether the operational model must change. All contact tracing is conducted by the ACHD and the ACHD will issue quarantine notices when necessary.
If there is a known COVID-19 case in a student or staff member’s household, the superintendent's office should be contacted immediately and action by the district will be taken as necessary based on guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department.
All families will be notified of all known COVID-19 cases in the district. Communication will be sent through the district’s normal modes of communication including email, district website, app and social media
If a student is uncomfortable returning to school after a confirmed COVID-19 case, the district will work with the student’s family and move the child to a schedule that best fits their comfort level. This can include a variation of a hybrid model or all-virtual learning model.