NCPS close for a day after possible COVID-19 exposure

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

CLARAVILLE—Less than two weeks after Northumberland County Public Schools (NCPS) reopened limited in-person instruction, the district was forced to temporarily close its buildings after the administration discovered a potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

A teacher at the high school and a student attending in-person at the elementary school were the sources of the potential exposure, according to superintendent Holly Wargo.

NCPS was informed of this potential exposure late in the day on Thursday, September 17. Schools were closed to in-person learners and teachers on Friday, September 18, in order to allow the janitorial staff to complete a deep cleaning of the campus, which took place over the next 72 hours.

According to Wargo, the NCPS works with the Three Rivers Health District to conduct contact tracing in…

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