HS Closure & MS Cases 1/12/21

High School Closure and Middle School Cases

Today, Tuesday, January 12, the District received notice of a sixth case of COVID-19 at the high school, a student last in the building on Monday, January 11. Because the high school has accumulated these six cases within a 14-day period, the high school will close per PDE’s Closure Orders starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13, and will proceed with remote learning through Friday, January 15.

In addition, the District has been notified of three cases of COVID-19 at Northern Middle School. The cases involve three students last in the building between Monday, January 4 and Friday, January 8. This puts the middle school one case away from having to close. In the event the middle school must close, the District will notify school staff and families, and the middle school will transition to remote learning.

For each of these cases, the district has taken action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the protocols established in the district’s Health and Safety Plan, including consultation with the DOH, contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.