In Pennsylvania, when a county is in the substantial community risk designation; when a school reaches any of the below case thresholds, the school building is to close consistent with PADOH’s procedures following a case of COVID-19 in a school building.
900 + (High School) 6-10 cases close for 2-3 days; 11+ close for up to 5 days
500 - 899 (Middle Schools) 4-6 cases close for 2-3 days; 7+ close for up to 5 days
499 or less (Elementary Schools) 2-4 cases close for 1-2 days; 5+ close for up to 5 days
Formerly, we had a graphic in this space detailing the case counts at the respective buildings. However, the guidance provided by the state of Pennsylvania on March 30, 2021
, rendered that process moot. Going forward, when Bethel Park School District reaches any of the above thresholds, that building will be immediately closed for deep cleaning, and the families of students in those buildings will be promptly notified.
Also, each Bethel Park School District building undergoes deep cleaning every Friday, which resets that building's case count to zero.