Hopewell schools to remain open after five positive COVID-19 cases


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) After five students test positive for COVID-19, Hopewell school district has stated that they will remain for in-person learning.

The students span from grades 4, 6, 8, and two cases in the 11th grade.

The fourth grade student attends Hopewell Elementary School, while the rest are at the Junior and Senior High School

Hopewell states that the students were last in the buildings on Oct. 8.

The school district has begun the process of identifying and contacting any individuals that may have come in contact with these students and their families.

The district stated that they are making extra efforts to clean and sanitize all learning spaces and are extending focus on the areas where the students with positive tests were present.

In a letter from the Hopewell School District to parents and guardians, the district stated that they are making every effort they can to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

“Please know that we are making every effort to keep the Hopewell Area School District students safe and to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID19. You can help us with these efforts by monitoring your child’s health and communicating with your family physician when symptoms necessitate additional scrutiny.”