April 2, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This morning, the West Jefferson Hills School District learned that an employee in our food service department has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is important to note that the employee in question has not been on school district grounds since March 23, 2020. We are currently awaiting guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health on any additional measures needed to address this matter.
We learned of the confirmed case just as buses were leaving our facility to deliver meals. Out of an abundance of caution, we immediately attempted to cancel the meal service for today. Starting tomorrow, we will be using an off-site facility of our Food Service provider to prepare the lunches until Tuesday, April 7. During this time, we will thoroughly clean and disinfect the entire area again to ensure the safety of our food service employees and families. Any employee that may have been directly exposed will be notified and directed to self-quarantine.
We take this situation very seriously and will provide you with more information if we learn of any other confirmed cases in our school district community. We are committed to continuing our food service program as long as schools are closed. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Michael Ghilani
Superintendent of Schools