Neshaminy High School, Bristol Borough Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

Neshaminy High School. Photo via Google Images.

The Bristol Borough School District says a staff member and a high school student have both tested positive for COVID-19. Meantime, a Neshaminy High School student tested positive as well.

In a letter Sunday, Bristol Borough Superintendent Dr. Rose Minniti told the community the staff member tested positive Saturday. They contracted the virus through a family member and had tested negative earlier in the week. This staff member has not been in any school since last Tuesday.

Minniti did not reveal how the student contracted the virus. Their result came back Sunday.
The district has already reached out to each person who may have been in close contact with the staff member or student.

Bristol Borough started its hybrid reopen plan on October 13, less than two weeks ago.

Meantime, Neshaminy High School Principal Ryan Staub sent a letter to families last night notifying them of a positive case. He says the student’s results came back Sunday.

The Bucks County Department of Health is already conducting contact tracing.

This is the first case at the high school since it reopened for a hybrid plan in early October. However, it is not the district’s first case since returning to the hybrid model.

A student at Walter Miller Elementary tested positive in mid-October but the virus did not spread.

This is the latest round of positive tests in the Lower Bucks area. Council Rock North closed its doors temporarily after ten students tested positive for coronavirus. They reopened last Thursday.