• Throughout this year, the Tyrone Area School District has made every effort to keep our schools open and to minimize the quarantines of staff and students to the greatest extent possible.  As we enter the final 10 days of school, we will continue these efforts.  In light of the changing guidance from the CDC and Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education, it is important to note that, for now, schools are being advised to continue current protocols for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  Therefore, face coverings remain required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, and we will continue other mitigation efforts such as physical distancing. 

    Throughout the pandemic, we have been working closely with the Blair County Emergency Management Agency’s COVID Task Force and Penn Highlands Healthcare.  Through those connections, all Blair County School Districts have been made aware that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is now approved for students ages 12 and above, is widely available in our area. 

    Parents may now schedule a pediatric vaccination appointment, free of charge, at a variety of sites.  Links to some of these sites are listed below.  Adults may also register for the vaccine at these sites. 

    Individuals who are fully vaccinated and are later deemed to be close contacts of a COVID positive or probable individual do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms.  Other restrictions, such as mask wearing and social distancing, are beginning to be reduced for vaccinated individuals in certain settings.  We are hopeful that school settings will see reduced restrictions in the future, including fewer closures and quarantines, as more eligible individuals are vaccinated. 

    Thank you for your continued cooperation and support throughout this school year.  We will continue to make every effort to keep our students and staff safe, healthy, and in school as we close out the school year. 

    Area Vaccination Sites: 

    For additional information, please visit the PA Department of Health COVID Vaccination Site Clearinghouse: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx