Blue Mountain School District announced that 32 students and staff members have been “placed under quarantine” due to COVID-19 positive test results in the last few days.
Just this afternoon, the school district announced via its Facebook page that 8 students were “being placed under quarantine” after it was determined a staff member at the district’s elementary schools tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.
We’re assuming that would make 9 total people “being placed under quarantine” if you count the 8 students an 1 staff member.
The district’s notice said the staff member works at all 3 of its elementary schools and has “limited interaction with students” at each.
Blue Mountain says it conducted “extensive contact tracing” in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health.
Blue Mountain School District Placing Students and Staff “Under Quarantine”
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a similar post on Wednesday. In it, the school said a “middle school student” had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. And after contact tracing was completed, the school says 23 people were “being placed under quarantine.”
These reported positive COVID-19 test results come just a few days after the school addressed a public rumor.
“There are rumors circulating that the Blue Mountain School District is planning to go all online in the near future. These rumors are not true,” the school said in another Facebook post.
Blue Mountain says everyone within the district should be prepared for such a move but there are no plans for it.
“This change in educational programming will not occur unless COVID related issues surface that would require this change,” the district wrote on Oct. 5.
Based on information about quarantining posted to the Blue Mountain School District website, it appears anyone “placed under quarantine” must stay so for between 10-14 days:
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October 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm
The young and the elderly are suffering greatly from all of this. I fear the long-term consequences.