5 Hopewell Area SD students test positive for coronavirus, schools remaining open

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BEAVER CO., Pa. — Five students in the Hopewell Area School District have tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials announced in a letter to parents Monday that the administration learned of these cases over the weekend. Initially, the district learned of an 11th grade student that tested positive.

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Later on, four other students in that same family tested positive as well. Those students are in grades, 11, eight, six and four.

Most of them were last in school buildings on Oct. 8, officials said.

Hopewell has been physically open for learning, but families are able to use virtual learning if they choose. The district did not say any of the buildings these students were at will close due to the COVID-19 cases.

You can read the letter to parents HERE. It said, in part:

“Since receiving this information, we have begun the process of identifying individuals that may have come in contact with these individuals and/or the students' family members during the time frame provided to us. The District will continue its increased efforts to clean and sanitize all learning spaces, but will focus additional attention in the rooms and school busses in which these students were present.”

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