DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Officials in Bucks County, Pennsylvania said a person from out of state, who is now known to have the coronavirus, attended a gathering in the county and exposed a number of people to COVID-19.
That exposure led to the closure of five schools in the Central Bucks School District on Friday.
In a news release, county officials said the decision to close the schools was made by Superintendent John Kopicki on Thursday night after learning that the person attended a recent private gathering at a residence in central Bucks County.
At the time of the gathering, no one knew the out-of-state individual was ill, including that person. The exact location of that gathering was not released, nor was the home state of the coronavirus patient.
At that gathering were multiple children and staffers who attend or work at the five schools that were closed, county officials said.
The schools that were closed are:
- Butler Elementary School
- Central Bucks South High School
- Titus Elementary School
- Tohickon Middle School
- Tamanend Middle School