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Girard Cancels Football Game With North East Due To Positive COVID-19 Tests


Giard’s home football game with North East Friday has been canceled out of an ‘abundance of caution,’ because of two positive COVID-19 cases in the district.

The Yellow Jackets will finish with a record of 2-6 and North East 1-7.

The statement read:

“The health, safety and well-being of our school community is the first priority of the Girard School District.  Therefore, we are notifying you that our administration has been informed that a middle school student has tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, we notified you that a staff member at the Girard High School District also tested positive with COVID-19. At this time, there are no other confirmed cases.


Out of an abundance of caution both Rice Avenue Middle School and Girard High School will be closed for the rest of this week. All extra-curricular activities are cancelled. School will resume next Monday, November 9, 2020.  Elk Valley Elementary School will remain open.

We are currently working closely with the Erie County Department of Health and will continue to put the safety of our students first in all circumstances. The District will follow CDC, Department of Health and Department of Education Guidelines.

All GHS and RAMS students will be taught remotely through the HIVE for the remainder of this week. Students should log into their classes tomorrow morning. They will follow their regular school schedule taught by their assigned teachers using live stream technology. During the school closure the buildings will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.”


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