Ask the Chester County Health Department for 6' WHEN FEASIBLE in Schools!

Ask the Chester County Health Department for 6' WHEN FEASIBLE in Schools!

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WCASD Families for Brick & Mortar started this petition to WCASDFamilies4BrickandMortar@outlook.com

Today in Chester & Delaware County most public schools are unable to plan for a return to 5 days of in person instruction due to the Chester County Health Departments guidance for 6' AT ALL TIMES in school.  

This currently exceeds the guidance from the PA Department of Health, the CDC, and even surrounding counties (i.e. Bucks) who recommend 6' WHEN FEASIBLE and a MINIMUM of 3' in classrooms.  

We are asking the Chester County Board of Health & the Director to revise their guidance, and at a minimum, to agree to an emergency meeting to discuss with a panel of attendees.  

Proposed Agenda
6' Min Guidance and Inconsistency - CCHD

  • We're seeking to understand the variance of the 6' min guidance by CCHD vs the 6' "when feasible guidance" by the PA Dept of Health and neighboring county HDs

Criteria to Return to School Full-Time - CCHD

  • Current CCHD guidance notes <10 cases per week per 100K residents to return to school full-time
  • If this extremely low volume requirement is correct, is it the position of the CCHD that public schools will simply not return to school full-time? This doesn't seem realistic in the 2020/2021 school year or possibly beyond. 

Impact Testimonials for Consideration - We will provide...

  • Family testimonials on impact of remote learning; we will bring a short video
  • Expert testimonial on the impact of remote learning on children

Participants

  • CCHD Board including Ms Casner
  • 4-6 WCASD parents
  • 3-4 parents from other impacted districts (i.e. Downingtown, Unionville, etc)
  • County Commissioners (optional)
  • WCASD Board & Superintendent (optional)

By signing this petition, I agree with the proposed change in guidance to 6' WHEN FEASIBLE in order to allow any district in Chester or Delaware County the option to bring public school students back 5 days a week when they determine it to be appropriate.

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