Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020-10-17 20:41:41 –
By: KDKA-TV News Team
LEETSDALE (KDKA) – The Quaker Valley School District has alerted families of middle and high school students that they are in the process of switching to distance learning for two weeks after learning of nine positive cases of coronavirus.
The district informed families that the 11 active cases in the district occurred in such a short period of time exceeding the Pennsylvania Department of Health recommended threshold for school closings.
“Due to our desire to slow down distribution at QV, middle and high schools are moving to a 100% online program for the next 14 days,” the letter said. “Classes for students in grades 6 to 12 will take place synchronously via Zoom from Monday October 19 to Friday October 30, 2020.”
The transition also means that all athletic activities will be suspended until in-person classes continue on November 2.
At present, the district is working with the Allegheny County Health Department to conduct contact tracing. People identified as having been in close contact with those infected will be contacted directly by the district or health department.