Somerset Area School District Superintendent Krista Mathias reported on Friday that officials learned about four new positive COVID-19 cases in the district.
“All students and employees who were close contacts of the affected individuals have been notified and quarantined accordingly,” she wrote in an email.
As a result, the entire district will be closed for 14 days. School will resume on Dec. 7, barring additional cases or directives from the state.
All students will be learning remotely Monday and Tuesday of next week, as well as on Dec. 1-4.
Mathias said that she is in contact with state health officials each time a case is reported. Thorough cleanings and other precautions are part of the mitigation efforts.