Spring Grove's Paradise Elementary closes due to COVID-19

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
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Paradise Elementary School will be closed through Nov. 6 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Officials at Spring Grove Area School District announced the two-week closure Monday. 

"For everyone’s health and safety, and in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Paradise Elementary School will CLOSE to students beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27 through Friday, November 6, 2020," said Superintendent George Ioannidis in a statement to parents.

Paradise Elementary students who had been attending in-person classes will transition to distance learning until the building reopens, Ioannidis said.

In-person education is expected to resume on Nov. 9.

Stephanie Kennedy, spokesperson for the school district, was not immediately available Tuesday for comment.

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All other buildings in the school district will remain open for now, according to the news release. The affected areas of the elementary school have been sanitized, the release added.

Drive-thru meals will be available from 11 a.m. to noon until in-person schooling resumes. 

As of noon Tuesday, York County had 90 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 6,405 since the outbreak began. 

There were also two new deaths linked to COVID-19 in the county, bringing the death toll to 203.

With 190 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, York County broke its 14-day average number of cases as state health officials said Pennsylvania is in the midst of a fall resurgence.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.