SPSD Health Notice: January 4, 2021

SPSD Health Notice: January 4, 2021
Posted on 01/04/2021
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South Park Families:

Over the winter break period, the South Park School District was notified of six additional positive COVID-19 cases and one presumed positive COVID-19 case. Three students at South Park High School, a staff member at South Park Middle School and two staff members at South Park Elementary Center have tested positive for COVID-19. A student at South Park High School has a presumed positive case of COVID-19.

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. 

At this time, no additional close contacts have been identified.

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

The individuals will not return to work/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.

During the district-wide, temporary transition to remote learning, one health notice for all confirmed cases will be sent at the end of each week.

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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