Butler Intermediate High School is switching to remote instruction Tuesday as a result of six people testing positive for COVID-19.
Six cases over a 14-day period is the threshold mandating remote instruction set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Education. Instruction for all students, including those in special education self-contained classrooms will be remote until Friday, when students will be able to return to school in person using the COHORT schedule. Friday will be an in-person day for the White (L-Z) COHORT, according to Superintendent Brian White.
Close contacts have been notified, and the school will be cleaned and sanitized while it is closed. When in-person classes resume Friday, the number of COVID-19 cases associated with the school will reset to zero and a new 14-day period will begin. This is the procedure the state is requiring all school districts to follow to be able to open their schools for in-person instruction while COVID-19 community spread is in the “substantial” range, White said.
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