Exposure to COVID-19
Vaccinated individuals (asymptomatic) with known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 do not need to quarantine but must be tested 3-5 days after exposure. Glen staff and faculty in this situation will follow this guidance and get tested as recommended.
If your unvaccinated Glen student has had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 who is not living in their household, they are required to quarantine:
— For ten days – no test required as long as there is no evidence of symptoms, or
— For seven days after receiving a negative test result on Day 5 or later
If the exposure is within the Glen student’s household (an immediate family member is sick/tests positive with COVID-19), quarantining will typically last 17-24 days for The Glen student.
Please refer to this infographic, sourced from the Pennslyvania Department of Health, as a reference for determining when quarantine can end for exposure to COVID-19.
If anyone in a Glen student’s immediate family has had a direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, parents must notify The Glen immediately. Your Glen student will not need to quarantine unless the exposed individual tests positive or displays symptoms.
Failure to report a case of COVID-19 in your immediate household endangers the health and safety of others – children and teachers. It will not be tolerated and may cause unnecessary closing of classrooms due to possible exposure of students and faculty.
The Glen School Building: Confirmed Case of COVID-19
If a child/faculty member is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify all families whose child has had direct contact with the infected individual via email. We will provide privacy and compassion to faculty and families who reveal a COVID-19 diagnosis with us.
The entire classroom and any additional children who have been directly exposed to the individual with COVID-19 will move to remote instruction for a full 10 days, effective the next school day.
The entire school community will be notified within 48 hours through the Message from The Head of School and COVID-19 Update, distributed via email.
If three entire classrooms must move to remote instruction due to a COVID-19 diagnosis (3 confirmed cases in separate classrooms), The Glen expects to shift the entire school to remote instruction for a period of time.
The potential of multiple cases of COVID-19 within our unvaccinated student body remains a possibility and could force The Glen to move the entire school community to remote instruction at some point during the 2021- 2022 school year.
A classroom/camp group closure is likely to be abrupt and without warning due to the nature of a COVID-diagnosis.
We reserve the right to close The Glen campus if:
— Three classrooms must move to remote instruction due to COVID-19 diagnosis. In this case, the entire Glen community may shift to remote instruction for a period of time.
— The Glen is unable to meet adult-child ratios due to illness or required quarantining.
— Supply shortages again threaten our ability to acquire needed cleaning supplies or Personal Protective Equipment to mitigate the spread of the virus.
— If the Community spread of COVID-19 in Allegheny County reaches thresholds that indicate it is unsafe to offer in-person instruction, The Glen reserves the right to shift to remote instruction.
The Glen may be forced to close due to a governmental order by Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania Department of Health, or Department of Education, or other entity.