Central Bucks School District on Friday closed five schools over a concern that individuals in the district were exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus.
“Late last night, I was informed by Dr. David Damsker, Director of the Bucks County Health Department, and Dr. Sharon Watkins, State Epidemiologist of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, that members of the Central Bucks community were exposed to a confirmed case of the coronavirus that originated in another state,” Superintendent of Schools John J. Kopicki said in a letter to parents.
“At this moment, we understand that these Central Bucks community members have had contact with Butler Elementary School, Titus Elementary School, Tamanend Middle School, Tohickon Middle School, and Central Bucks South High School,” he continued. “The Bucks County Health Department is currently evaluating these individuals to determine when they may return to school.”
The schools are being closed for deep cleaning, Kopicki said, “out of an abundance of caution.”
“It is important to reiterate that there are no known or reported cases of coronavirus in Central Bucks School District, Bucks County or in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” he added.
Central Bucks School District encompasses 23 schools.
Health officials said Thursday that two people in Philadelphia were being tested for coronavirus, and on Friday announced presumptive cases in Delaware and Wayne counties.