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Mill Hall Elementary goes remote for a day

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District announced Thursday that Mill Hall Elementary would be closed today, April 16, due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases at the school.

The district-wide email came from KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin. She said, “Throughout this week the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students at Mill Hall Elementary has increased to three positive cases and one additional presumed positive case. There are currently 18 students who are quarantined due to contact tracing.”

According to Martin, based on the number of cases this week, a school closure is necessary in accordance with guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE).

As a result, Martin said, Mill Hall Elementary staff and students will be on full remote learning today.

“The building will be closed for sanitation and deep cleaning. We expect to return to regular instruction on Monday, April 19, 2021. We will update you if additional closure days are necessary,” Martin said in the email.

Mill Hall Elementary students took their individual Chromebooks home with them to access remote learning today.

According to the email, students should bring the Chromebooks back to school on Monday. Students without internet access were provided alternate learning activities.

Martin typically provides the students, staff, parents and families with an update every Friday.

Clinton County added 30 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Its total now stands at 3,324 cases. A total of 60 Clinton County residents have died as a result of COVID-19.

A total of 9,370 Clinton County residents tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, an increase of 20 since Wednesday.

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