Notice: Sports are at Level 3 of the Athletic Health and Safety Plan as of August 3, 2020.
Per Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine's Universal Face Covering Order FAQ as of July 1, 2020:
"Does the Order of the Secretary of the PA Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings apply to children and adults while in schools?
Yes, this order applies to all students, staff and visitors age two and older while in school entities, including public K-12 schools, brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers (CTCs), intermediate units (IUs); educational programming for students in non-educational placements such as residential settings (boarding schools), residential facilities, detention centers, and hospital settings; PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start Programs and Preschool Early Intervention programs; and Private Academic Nursery Schools and locally funded prekindergarten activities.
The Order was effective July 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until the Secretary of Health determines the public health risk is sufficiently reduced so that face coverings are no longer necessary as a widely utilized public health tool.
For the safety of students, staff and families and to avoid community spread of COVID-19, students and staff are considered to be members of the public who are congregating in indoor locations. As such, they are required to adhere to this Order.
The order is effective immediately and applies to all children aged two and older.
Under what circumstances are students permitted to remove their face coverings (e.g. masks and face shields)?
Schools should provide face covering breaks throughout the day. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet during these face covering breaks. Schools may allow students to remove face coverings when students are:
Eating or drinking when spaced at least 6 feet apart;
Seated at desks or assigned workspaces at least 6 feet apart;
Engaged in any activity at least 6 feet apart (e.g., face covering breaks, recess, etc.); or
When wearing a face covering creates an unsafe condition in which to operate equipment or execute a task."