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A student-athlete at East Allegheny High School tested positive over the weekend for COVID-19, school officials said.
The student is a member of the girls’ volleyball team and the cheerleading squad. Both activities have been suspended for 14 days, the district said.
Superintendent Alan Johnson told the East Allegheny School Board that all health and safety protocols are being followed. Contact has been made with all the families involved to make them aware of the situation, he said.
Because the district is operating in virtual mode, no classrooms or office spaces have been compromised, Johnson said.
“I spoke with the family of the student who was affected and — happily, this is the good news — she is doing very well and will make a full recovery,” Johnson said. “We’re very thankful for that.”
On Tuesday, McKeesport Area School District told parents that a student at Founders’ Hall Middle School had tested positive for COVID-19. The letter said the student will remain isolated at home for at least two weeks.
No further information was released by MASD. The district said its buildings are being sanitized on a daily basis and there is no plan by McKeesport Area to close any schools.
Last week, Serra Catholic High School suspended in-person classes after two students tested positive for COVID-19. Weekend athletics activities also were canceled.
Allegheny County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Kristen Keleschenyi is a freelance writer in North Versailles Twp. and one of the hosts of the Kristen & Amber Show on WMCK Internet Radio at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. She may be reached at email@example.com. Tube City Almanac editor Jason Togyer contributed to this report.
Originally published September 16, 2020.