COVID-19 Operation Status

Last Updated: 11/20/2020 6:39 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released a chart to help school districts determine what the appropriate operating status should be during the school year. We have used the framework provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as our starting point. However, we have added additional communication with Butler County and Butler Hospital into our plan. In addition, we will be using more local data by Butler Area School District zip codes instead of Butler county wide data.

Our intent is to use this chart to determine our mode of operation. Each Friday, we will review the data, speak to the appropriate individuals at the County and/or hospital, and make a decision on our school district’s operating status for the following week. 

After we review the data on Friday, we will post our operating status here. If our operating status needs to change, we will send an email, text message and phone call to families. If we will continue to operate in the same mode as the previous week, no additional communication (other than this website posting) will be sent. 

Please note: We intend to make a decision regarding our operating status on a weekly basis. However, if positive COVID-19 cases involve our students or employees, we may need to act in a more timely manner. 

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BASD Operating Status for the Week of November 23, 2020


Friday, November 20, 2020


Positive COVID-19 cases among BASD Students/Employees that were reported to the district by the PA Department of Health. 


3 individuals affiliated with BASD

Incidence Rate Per 100,000 Residents BASD Zip codes:





PCR Percent Positivity (Most Recent 7 Days):



Number of cases per 10,000 over 14 days, with BASD zip code:


Consultation and Questioning:



Multiple Briefings and Updates


Level of Community Transmission in the County:

  Substantial— Week 3

Level of Community Transmission in BASD:

  Substantial— Week 3

BASD Operational Status For The Upcoming Week:



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Operating Status Chart

Last updated: November 9, 2020

mode of operation chart