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Pandemic Response Resources

Pandemic Response Update

(This page is now updated “as needed” for the 2022-23 school year - Last update was 10.12.22)


The rate of positive cases continues to decline. The community has additional tools including effective vaccinations for all ages and highly accurate at home testing.  We face a much less lethal strain of the virus as well. 

Key Takeaways

  • The level of community transmission remains substantial and the level of school impact remains low. This means we are emphasizing Pelham data.

  • Masks remain optional throughout the District. 

  • All staff, students and visitors are still required to self screen for symptoms of COVID-19. 

  • Based on updated NH DHHS guidance, those who are symptomatic or test positive and want to return to school from isolation after 5 days will still be required to wear a mask. 

The Big Seven

Our current mitigation measures are (1) hand sanitation, (2) self-screening, (3) ventilation, (4) vaccines, and (5) testing. Face coverings and distancing are optional, although they remain on the list as potential tools for future challenges. Vaccinations and testing are now available broadly in the community so will no longer be provided by the school.

Pelham School District 2022-2023 COVID Guidance

NH DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard