Several local school districts dealing with COVID-19 cases just days after start of class

Several local school districts dealing with COVID-19 cases just days after start of class

MCCANDLESS, Pa. — Some students and staff members at North Allegheny Intermediate High School have to quarantine for two weeks starting Monday after being in close contact with an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

The district was notified about the positive case Sunday, and a letter immediately went out to parents saying their child was possibly exposed to the individual on the second day of school.

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In an effort to limit the spread of the virus, those students should not participate in any extracurricular activities or athletics.

Students must also remain at home and do their courses online until Sept. 23 unless contacted by the district.

Also on Monday, Pittsburgh Public Schools was notified that a Pittsburgh Mifflin staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, the district said in a statement that its facilities team will deep clean the building. Pittsburgh Mifflin will remain closed until Sept. 16.

Grab-and-go meal service at Pittsburgh Mifflin will be suspended until Wednesday, but the service will continue at the Pittsburgh Greenfield and Carrick campuses.

North Allegheny has a COVID-19 page on the district’s website, which is updated daily with new confirmed cases.

Right now, students and staff in quarantine can return to in-person instruction on Sept. 24 at the intermediate high school.

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