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Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 will be closed tomorrow, March 13, 2020. District officials have received information that a relative of Pittsburgh Brookline students may have been exposed to COVID-19 while traveling out-of-state. Per the District’s protocols and out of an abundance of caution, the District’s Operations team will deep clean the Brookline facility utilizing its electrostatic machines to ensure appropriate disinfection. The District announced the closure of Pittsburgh Colfax this morning. Both schools will reopen on Monday at the recommendation of the District’s physician.


“While there are no presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Allegheny County, we feel it best to err on the side of great caution and treat facilities when we receive information of potential exposure to the coronavirus,” Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, Ed.D.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the District has put the following procedures in place effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.

  • The cancellation of all building permits, except for before and aftercare providers, and afterschool programs.
  • All All-City Arts activities and upcoming musicals are postponed until further notice.



The District continues to discuss procedures for athletic and other events. All updates can be found on our website at www.pghschools.org/coronavirus


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