Officials say Greater Johnstown Elementary School is moving to full remote learning for the rest of the week in response to several positive cases among students.
In a letter Wednesday, District Superintendent Amy Arcurio explained that the move comes as the school reached eight positive COVID-19 cases among students within the past two days.
Arcurio says she reached out to the Pennsylvania Department of Health who advised school officials to move to remote learning for the next two days so the district’s maintenance department can conduct a deep cleaning and sanitization of the school.
Arcurio says elementary students will return to in-person learning on Monday.
“As always the health and safety of our students, their families, and our staff is our continued priority,” Arcurio wrote. “Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to balance our school day with the on-going concerns related to the pandemic.”