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Dallastown shutters middle, high schools following COVID-19 outbreak

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Dallastown Area High School in York Township, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Dallastown Area School District’s middle school, high school and Wildcat Compass Academy will be closed to students starting Wednesday and will remain shuttered through Dec. 2, following an outbreak of COVID-19.

Select special education classrooms will remain open, district officials announced Tuesday on the district's website.

The closure is an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the announcement stated. Officials did not state whether there were cases among the students or how many cases there might be.

“During this time, all in-person secondary students will transition to Wildcat Remote Learning,” Superintendent Joshua A. Doll stated.

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All other buildings in the district will remain open for in-person learning, and teachers in the secondary schools will continue teaching remotely from their classrooms, Doll said.

Sports and other activities at the secondary level will be postponed until Nov. 25, officials stated. 

The remote learning meal program will be made available to students.

“We ask that you continue to conduct daily symptom screenings at home and if you, your child(ren), or anyone else in your household are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been tested for the virus, please contact your child’s building school nurse immediately,” Doll stated.

For more information, visit dallastown.net.

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in York County have reached all-time highs over the past week. And state officials have warned that Pennsylvania is seeing a fall resurgence.