HBGSD COVID-19 PARENT NOTIFICATION LETTERS, DASHBOARD, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES
PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IS A TEAM EFFORT. WE’RE IN THIS FIGHT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY…TOGETHER!
Attention HBGSD Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
Please review the COVID-19 Dashboard Tracking System and parent notification letter(s) below for important updates on our schools and other helpful information and resources. The District will continue to keep you abreast of circumstances based on available information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In addition, we will continue our commitment to mitigate risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 to help keep our students and staff as safe as possible. For questions, please contact your school office. Thank you.
It's important that everyone takes precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please stay informed. See information and resource links below.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents/guardians should complete the Student Screening Survey on a daily basis (and when returning to school from a holiday weekend or holiday break) prior to your child getting on the school bus or entering any Harrisburg School District school or the Lincoln Administration Building. Click here to access the Student Screening Survey.
Click here to read the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Mask Mandate Order for Face Coverings in Schools, which took effect on September 7, 2021. Click here for information and resources about Pennsylvania's mandate. For details, click here to read the press release.
Click here to read the District's State approved 2021-2022 Health & Safety Plan.
Harrisburg School District 2021-2022 Mask Policy: All adults and students will be required to wear face masks while inside of Harrisburg School District buildings. Vaccinated teachers can substitute a shield instead of a mask when providing instruction. Students will have mask breaks while eating and outdoors. For outdoor sporting events at Severance Field, masks are optional, but recommended. As a District, we will continue our commitment to promote safety and mitigate risks associated with the spread of COVID-19.
Click here to view HBGSD's COVID-19 Dashboard Tracking System. The dashboard is updated with the latest and most transparent COVID-19 school case counts Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm.
Click here to watch our Return to School Operations Video to learn how our Facilities Department cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects our schools/District buildings.
Don’t Wait! Vaccinate! Learn about FREE VACCINES that are available at Hamilton Health Center, UPMC, and at various PA Department of Health locations.
- Hamilton Health Center: To schedule your free vaccination at Hamilton Health Center call (717) 230-3991 or click here.
- UPMC: To schedule your free vaccination at UPMC call 844-UPMCVAC (844-876-2822) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week or click here.
- Pennsylvania Department of Health: Click here for local and statewide vaccine information.
Students and families are NOT to use hospital Emergency Departments for COVID-19 testing. Click here for a list of local COVID-19 testing sites near you. Testing is available by appointment only and in most cases, testing must be scheduled online or by calling UPMC at (717) 231-8336.
PA Department of Health and PA Department of Education has many resources to help adults, children, families, and communities stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the topics below to find what you need or use the Responding to COVID-19 guide to view resources for Pennsylvanians in one place.