WYOMISSING, Pa. – As the new school year begins, a district in Berks County is dealing with active cases of the coronavirus.
The Wyomissing Area School District welcomed some students back in person on Monday, and also announced four positive COVID-19 cases within the district.
In a letter to families, the superintendent said over the weekend, the district learned that four students at the junior-senior high school tested positive for the virus.
The district said the school nurse worked closely with the families to quarantine the students and their siblings from attending any school activities.
The district also launched a special dashboard on the district website, which shows new data by the week and has links from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The superintendent reminded parents and guardians to keep an eye on their kids’ health and communicate all concerns to the district health offices. He said children or adults who are ill or showing symptoms need to stay at home.
The superintendent said the district is celebrating everybody heading back to school, but it knows there is still work to be done.
The district is following a hybrid learning plan, which mixes in-person and virtual, as well as the option for all-virtual.