• Hand Washing

    Illustration of how to properly wash your hands. Sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice while completing the steps.


    • Cover your cough or sneeze by bending your arm across your face and covering your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow. Do not use your hands.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

    • Clean items and areas in your home that are touched many times. These may include counters, light switches, cell phones, electronic remotes, and areas in the bathroom.

    • If you or your children have any chronic illnesses, contact your primary health care provider for additional information and steps to take to avoid becoming ill.


  • Notify your child’s health care provider if your child has any of the following symptoms:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste of smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH and follow any recommendations including, but not limited to, contacting your healthcare provider.

    You should also call the number if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had close contact for a prolonged period of time with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • The Reading School District is committed to the health and safety of all our students, families and staff.