The district says they are moving to remote learning to adhere to Health and Education Department guidelines.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — Changes are now in place for some students and staff at Gateway School District. The changes are in response to a high school student and middle school staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

Two letters were sent to parents in just three days. The most recent one on Sunday, in which the district says a second staff member at Moss Side Middle School has tested positive for the virus.

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In an effort to keep staff and students safe, the building is closed down and the doors will remain shut for the rest of the week. Students will learn online.

Days earlier, on Friday, the district alerted parents of a positive case at the high school. They say a student with the virus has been in quarantine and has not been in the building since Sept. 22.

This is the second student in the district that has tested positive.

This week, students there will have to learn remotely as well.

For both, the district says they will conduct contact tracing and will do a deep-cleaning inside the buildings.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Public Schools has decided to keep its students at home and learning remotely for another five weeks.

According to Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet, although their schools are clean and ready to go, they have to consider the safety of their staff. The first day of in-person instruction for them is now scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9.

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