Editor’s Note: The Ambridge School District has released the following statement about three of its students who tested positive for COVID-19. We are publishing it in full as written.
Dear Ambridge Area School District Community:
Over the weekend, I received notice that three (3) Ambridge Area High School students tested positive for COVID-19. Notification was provided to the District by the affected students and/or their families. Their proactive approach is appreciated. We wish the students speedy recoveries, and we send our Bridger support to them and their families.
As a matter of general information, we can summarize the situation as follows:
Two (2) students are members of the High School Girls’ Soccer Team. They will remain quarantined. As the students attended recent practices, Girls Soccer practice is temporarily suspended pending further guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other health professionals. One (1) student is a member of the High School Band; however, the band has yet to have any practices this summer. This student is self- quarantining. Their returns will be governed by District Safety Plans and Health Department recommendations.
The health, safety, and welfare of our students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to the Ambridge Area School District. We have developed and implemented rigorous guidelines and protocols to meet this goal. We continue to partner closely with the Health Department and support their contact tracing efforts when requested.
As we quickly approach the start of the school year, it is critical that we follow standard COVID-19 safety recommendations, including the following, whenever in public:
1. Wear a mask at all times
2. Maintain a distance of six (6) feet from others
3. Wash and/or sanitize hands often
4. Stay at home if you have a temperature of 99.5 degrees or higher or are experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 illness
Please remain vigilant against this public health threat. Together, we can work to prevent the spread of this virus and stand ready to do so.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the District’s actions surrounding COVID-19, feel free to contact:
Mr. Barry J. King,
Ambridge Area School District Pandemic Coordinator
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