Per our COVID-19 response plan regarding direct exposure, we are sending this to inform you of a possible exposure at the Wyomissing facility.

A student, who was in a Polley Associates facility in the evenings on two occasions during the 10-day period preceding today (Thursday, April 22), informed us this afternoon that they had a “direct exposure” to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The direct exposure did not occur in a Polley Associates’ facility.

The student has not tested positive as of this time and does not have any symptoms at this time either. The location exposure is considered “indirect exposure” and limited to only individuals in the building during the evening timeframe. Per CDC guidelines, there is no need to suspend any courses, and other individuals in the building those dates/times do not need quarantine.

The affected individual will not return until to Polley Associates’ facilities after a 14-day quarantine period, per our COVID-19 Exposure Plan.

To ensure that all students are protected, as always, the location was cleaned the class session after the individual was in the building on each date. A UV-lamp is run in the classrooms to disinfect the room and surfaces after each class.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you contact Polley Associates immediately. Symptoms may include flu-like conditions such as sore throat, dry cough and fever. Other, less frequent symptoms may include nausea or diarrhea.

There is additional information about COVID-19 at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. If you should have symptoms, please seek medical advice regarding whether or not you need to be tested for COVID-19.

We care about your health and look forward to answering any questions or concerns that you may have. Please continue to practice all safety practices recommended by the CDC and the PA Department of Health.

For information about our reopening protocols and procedures in response to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.polleyassociates.com/covid-19-exposure-plan/