Implementation of the, Order of the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Face Coverings in School Entities, at Lycoming Career and Technology Center.
As you are aware all students, staff and visitors to schools in Pennsylvania are required to wear face coverings while indoors to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19. As a public school entity Lycoming Career and Technology Center falls under this directive and students, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings while indoors at the school.
Face coverings are defined in the order as:
“Face covering” means covering of the nose and mouth with material that is secured to the head with ties, straps, or loops over the ears or is wrapped around the lower face. A “face covering” can be made of a variety of synthetic or natural fabrics, including cotton, silk, or linen. A “face covering” may be factory-made, sewn by hand, or be improvised from household items, including, but not limited to, scarfs, bandanas, t-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.”
LycoCTC has face coverings available to all students, staff, and visitors at no cost. Additionally, if a person is unable to use a mask they will be provided with a face shield (at no cost) instead.
The order does provide for limited exemptions to the mask order, including exemptions for medical reasons. The Lycoming Career and Technology Center’s Joint Operating Committee has determined that for a medical exemption to this order a doctor’s note is required. LycoCTC will accept any exemption form turned into a sending school district that has been signed by an appropriate medical professional. Forms signed by parents/guardians will be accepted only until Tuesday September 28, 2021. After that date only forms signed by an appropriate medical professional will be considered valid. Forms must be turned into a student’s home district or LycoCTC main office. This requirement applies to attendance at Lycoming Career and Technology Center.
Exemption forms may be found at www.LycoCTC.org , the LycoCTC office or from the student’s sending district. If your student requires a medical exemption and have turned in an exemption form signed by an appropriate medical professional to the sending school district you do not need to take any further action.