Wyoming, Pa. – As soon as the new school year begins, a district in Berks County deals with an active case of coronavirus.
The Wyoming Area School District welcomed some students face-to-face on Monday and also announced four positive COVID-19 cases in the district.
In a letter to the families, the superintendent said that over the weekend, the district learned that four junior-senior high school students had tested positive for the virus.
The district said the school’s nurse worked closely with families to keep students and their siblings separate from participating in any school activities.
The district also launched a special dashboard on the district website, which shows new data over the weeks and has links to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The superintendent reminded the parents and guardians to keep an eye on the health of their children and convey all concerns to the district health offices. He said children or adults who are sick or showing symptoms need to stay at home.
The district celebrates everyone going back to school, but he knows there is still a long way to go, the superintendent said.
The district follows a hybrid education plan, which blends in with the option for individual and virtual as well as all-virtual.