Myers closes for two days


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Myers Elementary was forced to close due to a rise in COVID cases.

As the school year prepares to roll into May, there’s not much teachers at Bellwood-Antis haven’t encountered from school closures to virtual learning to hybrid learning.

Teachers at Myers Elementary were called on yesterday to show their pedagogical dexterity one more time when the school was closed for two days as a result of rising COVID cases.

“The Elementary school is closed as per the Department of Health requirements,” said B-A Superintendent Dr. Thomas McInroy. “This closure is consistent with the process that has been followed since the beginning of the pandemic.  DOH is given specific information concerning each positive case.  DOH then provides the administration with the appropriate action.”

The PA Department of Health released guidelines for school last fall indicating the number of positive COVID cases it would take to force a school closure. For a school the size of Myers, all it takes is 2-4 positive cases among students and staff.

While students are away form the Myers building, they will still be learning online, taught virtually by their classroom teachers.

In-person learning is scheduled to resume on Friday.