District officials say the virus is now infecting their students, employees, and families.
Since the start of the school year, State College area school district officials say they’ve had 48 positives, and in just the past 10 days that’s increased by 49. Because of this they have decided to remain remote.
The school also says they based the decision off local medical providers like Mount Nittany Penn State and Geisinger health 7-day percent positivity average which they say currently stands at a 27 percent.
Some parents responded to the news on Facebook writing,
“It didn’t make sense to have the kids back for a week to be off again. There’s enough change right now, some consistency is welcomed.”
And another writes, “We should have built a robust system and support system for distance/virtual learning last summer when we ALL saw this coming. In-person learning is best When we are not in a pandemic”
The Bald Eagle Area School district announced on Tuesday a new positive in the high school since returning to in person learning after Thanksgiving break. They currently have 13 students in quarantine, their schools remain open.
Penns Valley just released a COVID-19 dashboard for the district. They have 51 students and 10 staff members in quarantine and 20 positive cases.