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Covid-19 Mitigation

Masks: Required in All Buildings

The district continues to implement and consider various Covid-19 mitigation strategies for the 2021-22 school year. Currently, all students, staff and visitors are required to mask when in district buildings.

Test-to-Stay and After-School Testing

Recent Messages

Superintendent Batchelor thanks the community for its collective work as we return to school from break; shares new guidance from CHOP that the district will follow; and confirms results of at-home Covid rapid tests will now be accepted by RTSD.

  • CHOP
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Rapid Tests

We are excited and ready to welcome our students and staff back on Monday, January 3 as planned and will need everyone's support to keep school fully open.

  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Quarantining

Currently, we will continue to require masks in our buildings while we safely develop a path to gradually remove the requirement in the future.

  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

As another layer of Covid-19 protection, RTSD will begin a pool testing program starting with all RTSD 5th-graders on January 3, 2022. 

  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Pool Testing

A "Test-to-Stay" program has been introduced; first-dose vaccine clinics for 5 to 11 are completed; and boosters were administered to interested staff.

  • Booster Shots
  • Rapid Testing
  • Test to Stay
  • Vaccine

Negative Covid test results must be verified by medical professional or lab to be accepted by schools for student admission.

  • Covid
  • Rapid Tests

Children properly masked and distanced three feet or more from the positive case are not considered close contacts and do not need to quarantine.

  • Health and Safety Plan
  • Positive Cases
  • Quarantining

With masking requirements in place, gaiters are not permitted as a face covering option for students or staff.

  • Masks

The state announced that masks will be mandated in all K-12 schools in the state, public and private, effective September 7.

  • Masks

RTSD will begin the school year by requiring masks for all students, staff, and visitors indoors, effective August 16, 2021. 

  • Masks

FAQs (Updated 1/25/22)

2021-22 Positive Cases

Bar graph charting positive Covid cases since beginning of 2021-22 school year.

21-22 Cases Per Month by Building

Mitigation Strategies

Informational Videos (Produced in 2020-21)