The Pennsylvania Department of Education and Department of Health provides recommendations and requirements based on the local Covid-19 rate of transmission, which has decreased in Allegheny County from “substantial” to “moderate.”
This means Deer Lakes School District is not required to follow the attestation form for PDE/DOH.
Moving forward, provided the local rate of transmission does not return to “substantial,” Deer Lakes School District can rely solely upon recommendations from the Allegheny County Health Department when considering closures and educational models.
Additionally, on March 1, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf lifted out-of-state travel restrictions, which were implemented in November. Students and staff members who travel out of state no longer need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine before returning to school or work.
Governor Wolf also revised occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. DLSD follows state guidance per our health and safety plan so we will follow suit. The revised restrictions now allow for 15% of maximum capacity at indoor events and 20% of maximum capacity at outdoor events as long as people can still stay 6 feet apart.