BPSD to remain online until Jan. 11

BPSD is to remain online until Jan. 11 due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

A recent surge in cases not only in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as Allegheny County closed the school district to make this decision. As of Jan. 4, there are nine confirmed cases in the district between staff and students.

The high school had the most confirmed cases between students and staff. BSPD released the following statement:

“Due to the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the school district, region, and state, full remote learning will continue at Bethel Park School District through Friday, Jan. 8. ┬áStudents in the hybrid learning track are expected to return to in-person schooling on Monday, Jan. 11.”

Allegheny County so far has 56,827 total cases and 1,070 total deaths of COVID-19. This is by far the most out of any counties in the state of Pennsylvania. In fact, these are more deaths than in the entire country of South Korea, a country with a population of 51,829,023 people.

We can only hope that there will be stricter mask and social distancing rules enforced when we go back, or we may just end up locked down again.