DOYLESTOWN, PA — The Central Bucks School District will now begin adding new positive coronavirus cases to its website, Superintendent John Kopicki announced Monday.
The move comes as the district reports seven positive COVID-19 cases since Sept. 16, including six Central Bucks East students and one employee at Lenape Middle School.
“We are confident that this process will promote transparency within the wider school community while ensuring that affected individuals are provided with necessary information related to their personal health and well-being,” Kopicki wrote in a letter to families of Central Bucks students. “We will continue to enforce our mitigation procedures and monitor any new cases as outlined within our health and safety plan.”
Applying the criteria for close personal contacts as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, students, faculty or staff who came into close personal contact with a positive individual will be notified by the building principal and receive communication regarding when they may return to in-person instruction. Close personal contact is defined by the CDC as being within approximately 6 feet of an infected person for 15 or more minutes.
Anyone who came into close contact with an infected person may be hearing from a representative from the Bucks County Health Department as part of the contact tracing process.
Positive cases are being tracked on the district’s website here.
This article originally appeared on the Doylestown Patch