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Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh reopens

Medical advisors said it was safe to reopen two weeks after COVID-19 outbreak

Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh (Photo by Lauren Rosenblatt)
Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh (Photo by Lauren Rosenblatt)

Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh resumed in-person instruction today following a two-week closure due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among at least 45 students.

“Based on advice from our medical advisors, we are comfortable restarting in person,” said Rabbi Chezky Rosenfeld, director of development for Yeshiva Schools.

The school shifted from in-person to virtual instruction on Monday, Feb. 22, after community members reported positive cases among students, parents and staff, according to Rosenfeld.

Based on Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent announcement that teachers would be prioritized to receive the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Rosenfeld said he was “optimistic we will soon have a lot of our staff vaccinated.” PJC

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