South Hills church buildings closed for cleaning after employee tests positive for COVID-19

South Hills church buildings closed for cleaning after employee tests positive for COVID-19

SOUTH HILLS, Pa. — An employee at Blessed Trinity Parish in the South Hills has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

People in direct exposure to the person who tested positive are being tested and will be self-quarantined.

The Allegheny County Health Department has been contacted, and employees at the parish have been informed.

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As a result, churches and other buildings in the parish will be closed for extra cleaning and sanitizing.

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The church building involved is St. Albert the Great in Baldwin; however, as a precaution, all parish church buildings, including St. Basil in Carrick, St. Wendelin in Carrick, Holy Angels in Hays and St. Sylvester in Brentwood will be cleaned and sanitized.

Reopening schedules for Blessed Trinity Parish will be forthcoming.

None of the churches will be open for daily Masses or will be used this week.

Reopening schedules for Blessed Trinity Parish will be announced at a later date.

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