Northeastern, Dover school districts close schools due to 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)

Northeastern and Dover Area school districts added more schools to the growing list of buildings that have closed in the last two weeks because of a rise in COVID-19 cases. 

Conewago Elementary, in Northeastern School District, closed Monday after recording five cases in the last 14 days, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard. The school will reopen to students Friday. 

Dover Area School District closed two schools Tuesday, North Salem Elementary and Dover Area Middle School, and plans to reopen both schools Monday. According to Dover's dashboard, North Salem recorded three recent cases and the middle school recorded four cases. 

At least 10 local schools have closed in the last two weeks because of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. Another Northeastern school, Spring Forge Intermediate School, just reopened Monday after being closed for three days last week because it had recorded four cases. 

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Northeastern has recorded 22 cases across its eight schools and its administration building in the last 14 days, including the cases at Conewago and Spring Forge. All other buildings remain open. 

Dover has recorded nine cases across its six schools and administration building in the last 14 days, including the cases at the middle school and North Salem. All other buildings remain open.