By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In a letter to families, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Director of Catholic Schools Michelle Peduto announced that all non-essential extracurricular activities at the Catholic elementary schools are suspended.READ MORE: Franklin Park YMCA Installs Butler Co. Company's Virus-Killing Copper Material Invention
“In accordance with the ACHD advisory to stay at home unless you are going to work, school or another essential activity, please note this immediate change within our Catholic Elementary Schools,” the letter said.READ MORE: Former Allegheny County Council President John DeFazio Passes Away
The diocese said that all non-essential activities suspended include sporting events, practices, extra-curricular activities, and school events.
“It is our hope that efforts under this advisory will mitigate the current infection rate and prevent the issuance of a mandate,” Peduto’s letter read.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles 'How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident'
The diocese added that they are continuing to work with the schools to address the need for short-term implementation of school-wide virtual instruction.