Thursday, October 8, 2020

Blue Mountain and North Schuylkill Announce Quarantines After Tests Come Back Positive for COVID-19

Recently the Blue Mountain School District and North Schuylkill School District announced students and staff will be quarantined after a positive case of COVID-19.

With the increase of positive cases climbing in Schuylkill County, school districts are doing their due diligence to keep families informed after COVID-19 cases come back positive within their student body and staff.

On Wednesday, Blue Mountain announced that a Middle School student had tested positive the day before. Through extensive contact tracing conducted by administration, the nursing department, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health resulted in 23 people being placed under quarantine.

On Thursday, Blue Mountain announced another positive test after a staff member that works in all three elementary schools tested positive Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The district said the staff member had limited interaction with students. Extensive contact tracing conducted by administration, the nursing department, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health resulted in 8 students being placed under quarantine.

Also on Thursday, the North Schuylkill School District also announced a positive test at their high school. Extensive contact tracing conducted by administration, the nursing department, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health resulted in 39 students being placed under quarantine.

Both districts have not announced any changes to their schedules as a result.  Stay tuned for more information.

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