District information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
In August 2020, the state changed COVID-19 levels per county to "low," "moderate" and "substantial" risk of community transmission, which replaces phases green, yellow and red. Learn more about levels of community transmission, here: COVID levels And see the weekly table, here: Table
Aug. 31, 2021: Gov. Tom Wolf, acting Health Secretary Alison Beam and Secretary of Education Noe Ortega announced a new order from the state Department of Health that outlines a mandate order in place for all school districts in the commonwealth, starting Sept. 7. Learn more, here: Mask mandate
May 18 to June 29, 2021: Centre County is listed in the "moderate" category for rates of COVID transmission. Learn more, here: Integrated county view
Feb. 1 to May 6, 2021: Centre County is listed in the "substantial" category for rates of COVID transmission. Learn more, here: Integrated county view
Dec. 14, 2020: Bellefonte Area School District is offering students and their families four learning models to choose from for the second semester of school. More information will be released after the new year. See options in this video: Learning models
Dec. 4, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alters its guidelines regarding quarantine after an individual is exposed to someone else with novel coronavirus. The Pennsylvania Department of Health also is following those guidelines. See more, here: COVID-19 quarantine
Nov. 17, 2020: Gov. Tom Wolf and state Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued new COVID-19-related mandates across the commonwealth as novel coronavirus cases increase. It includes traveler testing and enhanced masking orders. See the full press release, here: New mitigation efforts
Aug. 25, 2020: First day of school for students. Students are enrolled at Bellefonte Area School District in three options in green phase for the 2020-21 school year -- full in-person learning, hybrid option and/or Bellefonte eLearning Academy. Heading into the first day, Interim Superintendent Tammie Burnaford has provided important information for families. You may find the update, here: Back-to-school information
Aug. 17, 2020: First day back to school for employees. This week includes professional learning, additional training, class and curriculum preparation, and more. The first day of school for students is Aug. 25.
Aug. 11, 2020: Deadline ends for Bellefonte Area School District families wanting to enroll their child in Bellefonte eLearning Academy or the hybrid option for learning in the 2020-21 school year.
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Learn more about how the novel coronavirus outbreak is impacting Bellefonte Area School District
2021-22 school year
- Health and safety plan
- General information
- Mask mandate
- Quarantine recommendations
- Sick-day rules
- State information
2020-21 school year
2019-20 school year
COVID-19 general information
Public service announcements
COVID-19 information is also available for ESL and diverse learners: Multi-language COVID-19 information
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*Information reported on the district's website about novel coronavirus come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and are attributed as necessary. Images are provided by the CDC and used with permission.