Most Recent COVID-19 Guidance
On January 21st, 2022, Chester County Health Department (CCHD) released new guidance for K-12 schools regarding contact tracing and quarantining. Please read Mrs. Bishop's letter and review the CCHD flyers for all of the details. These flyers make it easy to understand when you should quarantine, how to isolate, and when to wear masks in public, all based upon your vaccination status.
Pfizer Vaccine Approval for Children
The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 is expected to be approved in the first week of November. This will be a two-dose series and we encourage you to make plans with your family now to ensure a safe and healthy winter holiday season. Vaccines remain a key strategy out of this pandemic and we are excited to enter a new phase of vaccine accessibility for young children.
- The vaccine for children ages 5-11 is effective, safe and free. It has gone through the same standard rigorous process as any vaccine that receives approval.
- The most common side effects in children are similar to those in adults including fatigue, muscle pain, headaches, and chills.
- The vaccine is specifically formulated for young children – it is not the same dose amount as the adult vaccines.
- Children ages 5-11 can receive the Pfizer vaccine at a number of locations to include their healthcare provider, pharmacy, Chester County Health Department, etc. Families should check with their healthcare provider or pharmacy to confirm they are providing vaccinations for youth. You are encouraged to talk to your family healthcare provider if you have questions about the vaccine.
- The Chester County Health Department will provide vaccine for children ages 5-11 and will update its vaccine website and appointment calendar for this group once they are formally approved.
- As you’re deciding where and when to schedule your child’s appointment, think through the types of environments where they feel comfortable and have successfully been vaccinated in the past. Whether it’s an individual doctor’s office or a larger-scale clinic at a local school, you know your child best.
- Families may also find a vaccine provider close to home:
- Go to the CDC Vaccines Webpage
- Text your ZIP code to 438829
- Call 800-232-0233
Return to School 2021-2022
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event that has impacted every part of the globe. Pennsylvania has taken equally unprecedented measures to save lives and ensure the safety of its citizens. As the global spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Avon Grove Charter School is committed to ensuring the safety, security, and wellness of our students and staff. We remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and strongly encourage our families to follow good hygiene practices and to reinforce them with their children.
We will continue to work with the Chester County Health Department, Chester County Intermediate Unit, and a wide variety of other government, educational, and health agencies to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment.