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Health and Safety Overview: Winter 2022

Penn-Harris-Madison continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19. With more than 13,000 students and employees, we all play an important role in minimizing the risk and impact on each other and our operations. The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority. As a result, P-H-M Schools will implement various measures to keep everyone as safe as possible. It has been the top priority to start the school year off with in-person instruction and to stay in-person. Universal masking has greatly reduced the number of P-H-M students and staff identified as close contacts, therefore reducing the number of people needing to quarantine.

 

Please click here to read the Overview of P-H-M’s Health and Safety COVID Plan for a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment for In-Person Instruction. This document is a working plan for the 2021-2022 school year and will be reviewed and updated as needed. If you have any questions or comments after reviewing this document, please send them to feedback@phm.k12.in.us

 

Please click here for a description of how P-H-M used ESSER III funds to help address learning loss and student mental health. COVID mitigation strategies, including PPE, ventilation and other facility upgrades, as well as many of the items listed above, were paid for out of the district’s existing Operation Fund.

 

Throughout the school year, P-H-M will continue to track COVID cases of students and staff that are made known to district and school personnel. Click here to view the P-H-M Positive COVID Dashboard.

 

Click here to view the district's weekly total number of people (both students and staff) identified as close contacts versus those needing to quarantine.  
 


Voluntary Testing Clinic

P-H-M now has a voluntary COVID-19 walk-up testing clinic. If a student, teacher, or staff member is symptomatic due to exposure, they may receive a free BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for the COVID-19 virus. The clinic is open when school is in session on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. AS LONG AS TESTS ARE AVAILABLE. The Clinic may need to close some days/times as the number of available tests per day may vary due to the national shortage. Click here for more details on the Clinic and who can utilize this resource.

 

Voluntary Vaccine Clinic, Feb. 8, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 5-7:00 p.m. P-H-M will offer another Voluntary Vaccine Clinic. The clinic will provide the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in conjunction with the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center free of charge to all students (ages 5+ due to the FDA extension of the Emergency Use Authorization), staff, and parents/guardians. This voluntary event is being held after school hours. Click here for more details.