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Students at Greensburg Salem Middle School will receive remote instruction at least until Thursdayfollowing a recent spike in covid-19 cases.

Superintendent Gary Peiffer said the decision was made after five positive cases were reported late last week.

“We already had 49 students quarantining at the middle school who were close contacts of positive cases,” Peiffer said Monday.

He said deep cleaning began Friday.

Students have been receiving in-person instruction four days per week with remote lessons on Wednesdays to allow for a thorough cleaning mid-week, so Thursday is the earliest the students could return to the classroom.

Outside athletic practices and games can continue as normally scheduled at the middle school, Peiffer said.

He said an alternate space at the high school was being considered to allow rehearsals to proceed for the middle school musical, “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical.”

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter .

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