LHSD COVID TRACKER WK ENDING 1/29

Dear Family members, Staff, Stakeholders, and Students,


In an effort to provide transparent, accurate, and timely information in regard to the infections of COVID-19 within the Laurel Highlands School District; below is building information that quantifies the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of personnel and students who are either quarantining due to DOH and/or medical provider recommendations or who are COVID-19 positive and are following the DOH guidance in regard to quarantining week ending 1/29/21.


Please keep in mind that often staff and students who are COVID-19 positive have self-quarantined prior to diagnosis; therefore, the contagious timeline does not affect others or our schools. However, if this is not the case, the DOH and/or medical provider will connect with us to determine close contacts. Subsequently, we will be following all DOH/PDE guidance in regard to mitigation protocols.


Special Note regarding the High School- We were notified by the DOH on 1/27/21 of four (4) high school students testing positive for COVID-19, all students have not been in the building since 1/25/21 or earlier and are at home in isolation. To date, we are not aware of other students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.


However, due to the possibility of being a close contact, we have requested a good portion of students to quarantine per DOH guidelines from 1/27/21 (DOH date of notification) moving forward. Based on DOH timelines of contagiousness, most if not all quarantining students will be eligible to be back in the building on 2/1/21.


Week ending 1/29/21: