SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – The Penncrest School District announced Thursday that Cambridge Springs Jr/Sr High School would be closed until Tuesday, Sept. 14, due to positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts within the school population.
“This week, CSHS has ten (10) known active positive COVID-19 cases and 4 individuals awaiting test results,” Penncrest Superintendent Dr. Timothy Glasspool said in a release. “Today, we have 56 students absent from school and 62 students absent due to quarantine. Additionally, the football, soccer, cheer and cross county teams are impacted. School staff are working to case investigate, contact trace and notify the impacted families. At this time, a school closure is necessary.”
Glasspool said all students were to attend virtual sessions until in-person classes resume on Tuesday.
Additionally, all Cambridge Springs athletic events, including games and practices, are canceled until Tuesday. The school had already canceled its scheduled football game Friday with Northwestern earlier this week.
Glasspool stressed that individuals who are ill need to stay home from school.
“It is our experience that the most effective COVID-19 mitigation strategy is keeping sick individuals out of our schools,” Glasspool said. “Students and staff that are sick, ill or unwell, must stay home from school.”