By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A staffing issue related to COVID-19 will move one elementary school in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to remote learning this week.READ MORE: Adorable Newborns At Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Dress Up In Terrible Towels
The diocese says that seven staff members at Saint Gregory Catholic Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Although we seemed to have conquered the odds and provided in-person learning for over a year and a half through this pandemic, I am afraid that we are not invincible and COVID has finally forced me to make some difficult decisions,” said Principal Erin Rice in a letter to families.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: The Snow Has Arrived
The school tried to find substitute teachers but they could not get enough to cover each class.
Students can pick up their school materials on Monday and classes will go virtual on Tuesday, lasting until Friday, January 7.MORE NEWS: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
“We expect that this month is going to require a great deal of flexibility on the part of everyone,” said Director of Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Schools Michelle Peduto. “We are in continued consultation with local physicians and health agencies.