As of Monday, April 6, 2020 all school facilities including outdoor athletic facilities at all schools are closed to public use given the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Westmoreland County.
With the outbreak of COVID-19/coronavirus across the world and now detected in Westmoreland County, the Mount Pleasant Area School District wanted to share information we have related to coronavirus, combating its spread, and precautionary measures the District has been taking over the past several months.
Cleaning efforts have always addressed the spread of communicable illnesses such as the common cold and influenza. Prior to schools being closed indefinitely, those cleaning efforts focused on treating commonly touched objects such as door handles, water fountains, desk and table tops, vending machines, computer keyboards, etc. Custodial staff throughout the district had used a recommended cleaner and procedures consistent with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other public safety related agencies.
In addition to the routine efforts made at schools, we have also developed a plan with our transportation provider, DMJ Transportation, about cleaning efforts on the buses prior to school resuming. Bus drivers do clean their buses multiple times per week while school was in session. The District will be providing DMJ with the same cleaner it uses as a recommended agent to combat the spread of the common cold, flu, coronavirus, and other pathogens. Additionally, we have also upgraded efforts through Nutrition, Inc. to maintain a clean and healthy cafeteria.
Our goal is to keep our environment as clean and health as possible for the return of students and staff when school resumes. The following pages have information that is readily available to the public. As the District receives further updates and guidance, information will be posted to this website.