PITTSBURGH -- On March 1, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf lifted out-of-state travel restrictions and revised occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. NHSD follows state guidance per our health and safety plan so we will follow suit.
Students and staff members who travel out of state no longer need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine before returning to school or work.
The governor cited a declining number of COVID-19 cases and more vaccinations as reasons for the revisions.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. COVID-19 cases are on the decline, and more are being vaccinated,” he wrote on social media.
Complete information from the governor’s office can be found here.
NHSD COVID-19 Cases
Since our last email communication on Feb. 19, NHSD recorded seven new building cases through today, March 1.
The cases were added to the COVID-19 tracker with dates from Feb. 12 through Feb. 23 as follows:
- North Hills Middle School student on Feb. 12*
- North Hills Middle School student on Feb. 15*
- 2 North Hills High School students on Feb. 13
- North Hills High School student on Feb. 17
- North Hills High School student on Feb. 20
- West View Elementary School student on Feb. 23
Presumptive positive cases are marked with an asterisk.
Additionally, eight student cases were recorded in the “Virtual Students” case count on our COVID-19 tracker. These students are NHSD students who were not in school in-person during their contagious period and thus do not count toward their building’s 14-day total.
Two virtual cases each were added on Feb. 15 and Feb. 17, and one case each was added on Feb. 16, Feb. 20, Feb. 22 and Feb. 24.