Covid Updates

COVID 19 Updates

12/10/20-Crusader Athletic Programs Suspended Till 1/4/2021

Please click on the following link for communication from the Elk County Catholic School System regarding today’s new mitigation orders issued by Governor Tom Wolf.  Click here.

12/10/20-Quarantine Update:

Recently the CDC has announced changes in their recommendation for the length of quarantine from 14 days
to 7 – 10 days for individuals exposed to COVID-19. Effective December 4, the PA Department of Health
announced they would be adopting these new recommendations. While a 14-day quarantine is still
recommended, individuals deemed close contacts can return sooner provided they meet the criteria outlined

After reviewing the recommendations and research from the CDC, DOH recommends the following alternative
options to a 14-day quarantine:

• Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily
monitoring. However, it is recommended that symptom monitoring continue until day 14.
• If diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, quarantine can end after Day 7 if a
diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring.
• In order to discontinue quarantine after Day 7, specimens must be collected on or after Day 5 of
quarantine. Specimens collected prior to this date will not be sufficient to allow quarantine to end early.
Either RT-PCR or antigen tests would be acceptable testing methods for discontinuation of quarantine.

For complete details, please visit the PA Department of Health website at Quarantine Guidance 12-4-20

11-20-20-COVID-19 Information for Travelers Click – here.

11/17/20-Transportation Update Click – here.

10/9/20-Revised ECCSS Spectator Guidelines:

Revised ECCSS Spectator Guidelines Click – here.

8/13/20-Back to School Plans:

On 8/12/20 ECCSS’s Board of Directors approved SMCES, SMCMS, ECCHS, & SLS’s Back to School Plan with 5 day in-person instruction starting Monday, August 31, 2020.

SMCMS/ECCHS Back to School Plan click here.

SMCES Back to School Plan click here.

SLS Back to School Plan click here.

7/10/2020 UPDATE:

2020/21 Back to School Communication click here.

2020/21 Important Tuition Update click here.



ECCSS School Board voted on their Return to Play plan on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  In this plan parents of athletes and coaching staff will be required to review and sign a Participation Waiver and Coach & Staff waiver prior to the first session that the athlete attends.  Return to Play plan will be effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.  Parents can return their signed waiver to their child’s coach or to Aaron Straub by email to:  Questions please contact ECCSS Athletic Director, Aaron Straub at 814-834-7800 x 207.

For the Return to Play pdf please click here.