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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) letter from Beaver County Superintendents
March 12, 2020


Dear Parents and Guardians,


The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.


First, it is important to remember that at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus within our region. We are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Superintendents and Educational Leaders within Beaver County are maintaining regular contact with our local health professionals to share information, seek guidance, and ask questions to help us in planning for any regional needs. 


We encourage our students, staff and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC recommends the following tips that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


Additionally, our Districts and Schools are taking the following steps in order to be prepared for the possible entry of the virus into our region.


Health Services

  • School Nurses continue to coordinate with the PA Department of Health for guidance and monitoring of data related to coronavirus.
  • Faculty meetings will be held to review proper handwashing techniques. Staff will then provide students with instructions and reminders of the importance of frequent handwashing.
  • Students and staff are asked to stay home if they are ill, maintaining the CDC recommendation that individuals remain home for 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.

Buildings & Grounds/Custodial

  • Custodial staff will continue to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved products at appropriate dilutions to clean all surfaces.
  • Custodial staff are paying particular attention to all hard surfaces and “high touch” areas throughout each building.
  • Districts are in communication with their transportation companies/departments to ensure there is a plan in place for buses to be cleaned with an approved cleaner and following an appropriate protocol.
  • Signs reminding everyone of the importance of washing their hands frequently are hung throughout the schools.

Travel Recommendations

  • Anyone concerned about symptoms or possible exposure should stay home and contact his/her health care provider.
  • The Districts request that if students are traveling out of the country, or to an area of the U.S. that is known to have coronavirus, parents/guardians should notify the School Nurse. The School Nurse will assist the family in ensuring all CDC guidelines are followed.
  • The Districts request that non-school based organizations, such as booster groups, with travel plans to areas outside of our region contact the Superintendent to review travel plans and protocols.
  • Student field trips are being monitored and reviewed on a case by case basis.


Our Districts will continue to actively monitor the situation with coronavirus and the recommendations from the CDC. This rapidly evolving health concern will present unique challenges, but we remain focused on prioritizing safety and ensuring quality communication with our communities. We thank you for your continued support in keeping our students, staff, and communities safe. 




Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent                                   Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent

Rochester Area School District                                         Aliquippa School District


Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent                                Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent

South Side Area School District                                       Freedom Area School District 


Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent                            Mr. Barry King, Substitute Superintendent 

New Brighton Area School District                                   Ambridge Area School District


Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent                                 Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent

Hopewell Area School District                                         Big Beaver Falls Area School District 


Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent                                   Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent 

Central Valley School District                                             Blackhawk Area School District and

                                                                                          Western Beaver County School District 


Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director                              Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent

Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27                                Beaver Area School District     


Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent                                 Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent      

Midland Borough School District                                      Riverside Beaver County School District 


Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director

Beaver County Career & Technology Center  
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