Lower Allen Elementary closed after recording 2 COVID-19 cases

Erin Bamer
York Dispatch
A school bus is parked with the rest of the buses at their terminal, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Zelienople, Pa. Pennsylvania schools are working on how they will safely transport students this fall, but one idea that won't be part of the plan is to install plastic barriers around school bus drivers. The state Transportation Department rejected that idea recently, saying there wasn't evidence it'll make anyone safer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Lower Allen Elementary was closed Friday and students were instead learning remotely after West Shore School District officials recorded two COVID-19 cases linked to the school. 

The district announced the closure Thursday night on its website. All school buildings are closed Monday for President's Day, so students are scheduled to return to the classroom Tuesday. 

West Shore School District has recorded five COVID-19 cases across its 14 buildings in the last 14 days, including the two cases at Lower Allen, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard. The remaining three cases include one case at Cedar Cliff High School, one case at Red Land High School and one case at Washington Heights Elementary. 

Two other elementary schools closed this week due to COVID-19, York Haven Elementary and Orendorf Elementary with the Northeastern School District. Each school recorded four COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period. The buildings are also closed until Tuesday. 

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