PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With many area schools graduation ceremonies canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, one area school will be hosting their commencement at a local drive-in movie theater.
According to the Tribune-Review, Burrell High School has plans to hold its graduation ceremony at the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift on June 11th.READ MORE: Gunfire At Ohio Vigil For Homicide Victim Kills 1, Hurts 5
The Tribune-Review also reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has confirmed that drive-in graduations are permitted, but that the theaters are not allowed to show movies because they have been deemed non-essential businesses.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Brings Back 'Picnic In Your Park' Event For June
“A drive-in theater may host these events, but only if social distancing requirements are enforced to ensure the health and safety of attendees,” said Rachel Wrigley, DCED spokeswoman, to the Tribune-Review.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Plans For In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
With Burrell High School finding a way to still host their graduation event, one would expect many other schools to try and find similar creative ways to help honor and congratulate their senior class.