SPSD Health Notice: 1-21-21

SPSD Health Notice: 1-21-21
Posted on 01/21/2021
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On January 21, 2021, the South Park School District was notified of one additional positive COVID-19 case. A middle school student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been in school since November. Therefore, this case will not count towards the middle school’s 14-day rolling total, as outlined by the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education. Additionally, no individuals at South Park Middle School are considered to be close contacts.

We remain in regular communication with the Allegheny County Health Department. The district will adhere to all guidance and recommendations provided to us by public health officials. 

Our facilities staff continues to focus on the thorough cleaning of all district buildings.

The individual will not return to school until the isolation period has concluded.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports individuals with COVID-19 may have mild to severe illness, and symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include:

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


Individuals who exhibit any of these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community are our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify families and staff of any additional actions that may need to be taken. 

This communication is being shared with all district families and staff as part of the procedures outlined in the district’s Health and Safety Plan approved by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 28. We will not release any additional information due to confidentiality and patient privacy laws.

If your child or an immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child is told to quarantine, please contact your school nurse as soon as possible. 

If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider, click here to visit the CDC website, or call 211.

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