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: Pittsburgh Weather: NWS Confirms Tornadoes Touched Down In Western Pennsylvania On Thursday Night
“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: Protester Sues City, Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Claiming He Was Injured In Last Year's Protests
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: South Hills Village Mall Offering Active Shooter Preparedness Training To Retailers
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.