HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Hazleton Area School District will be implementing mandatory leave for students who have traveled outside the country.
Below is a letter sent home from Superintendent Brian Uplinger:
“Hello, Parents/Guardians, The following will take effect immediately. Students who have been out of the Country in the last few days or who are returning from being out of the Country will be placed on an Administrative 14-day leave. Those students will need to supply their schools with a doctor’s note clearing them to return to school. Assignments will be prepared and sent home through any means possible. Student registration will be suspended until further notice. This includes students coming to HASD from inside PA, outside of PA (any other State), or outside of the Country. The intent of this is not to create a panic, but to be proactive. We are taking these precautionary measures in an attempt to reduce the risk associated with Coronavirus.”
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