Schools, districts altering plans due to COVID-19 case rise across region

Schools, districts altering plans due to COVID-19 case rise across region
(WPXI)

PITTSBURGH — A number of schools and districts announced changes Wednesday due to COVID-19.

AVONWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Avonworth School District announced that they are closing all school buildings and will move to virtual learning starting on Thursday.

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The district said the closure will last until Nov. 24.

Athletics and activities are also canceled during that time.

The district said it currently has five active cases and a total of 101 people in quarantine. It said the most recent case has approximately 22 known close contacts.

BEAVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

This notice is from the Beaver Area School District. Due to a significant rise in the number of students and staff who are required to quarantine or who are presumed or confirmed COVID19 positive, all students will receive their education using the virtual instructional model for the next 14-days, ending December 1st. All athletics and use of facilities during this 14-day period have also been canceled.

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH

After receiving a report of a third person testing positive for COVID-19, Central Catholic High School will be closed on Thursday. District officials said the cases are independent of each other and there is not internal spread of the virus. CLICK HERE for more details.

MARS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mars Area High School will be closed through at least Dec. 1. Classes are moving online after four active COVID-19 cases. CLICK HERE for more details.

UNIONTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

District officials told Channel 11 Menallen Elementary will move to all remote learning starting Thursday until Nov. 23. There have been two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the school.

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