The Southern Columbia Area School District received notice of 1 positive COVID-19 case Saturday. The case consists of a staff member in the Elementary Building. The elementary case was last in school Thursday, February 11.  Our health professionals and administration are working with the Department of Health and it is determined that there were some individuals identified as a “close contact.” Those individuals have been notified and are quarantining.

The case has affected the District’s Positive Case Count. Currently the District’s Positive COVID 19 Case Count is at one (1) case in the elementary school and zero (0) cases in the HS/MS building.   We will continue to communicate and work with Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Education on school district guidance.

The District is recommending that students over the age of fourteen (14) attend classes virtually if possible, while Columbia and Northumberland counties remain in the substantial level of community transmission.

Parents, please notify the school when a student or a member of the household has tested positive for COVID 19, is being tested for COVID 19, or develops COVID 19 symptoms. This is needed to begin contact tracing and helps guide decisions on delivery models.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the building offices during school hours.