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Senior Citizen Musical Performance Cancelled

March 12, 2020
The first performance of the Pine-Richland High School Musical The Addams Family was scheduled for this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.  This is an annual event where we invite senior citizens from around the community to see and hear our talented students perform.
As a result of the latest Allegheny Health Department update, along with concern for the health and safety of our senior citizens, families and students, we are cancelling the senior citizen performance that was scheduled for today, Thursday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.
Pine-Richland School District officials have been in constant communication with Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) doctors and scientists to guide us over the past weeks.  In addition, we are referencing guidance information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Yesterday afternoon, the Allegheny Health Department sent out the following update:  “In light of the probability that the county will have presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, ACHD officials are updating their guidance and recommendation to minimize the potential spread. Specifically, officials are encouraging the most vulnerable groups, which include the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, and those that are currently sick, to follow these proactive measures that will help stop the virus from spreading in our community: Avoid large events and mass gatherings, as well as other settings where you would have close contact (within six feet) with a large group of people; Continue proactive hygiene measures such as washing your hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and frequently cleaning highly-touched surfaces; Stay home if you are sick and call your primary care provider to discuss next steps”.    
More information about the other planned performances will be shared in a different communication.