Several schools go remote after COVID cases identified

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 10:47 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 5:26 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - COVID-19 is causing closures of schools across our region.

Orleans County

Three schools in Orleans county including the Glover Community School, Barton Graded School, and Irasburg Village School, all will move to remote learning Friday. The Superintendent’s office tells WCAX that one person in each of those schools tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing will happen over the weekend and then school officials will decide whether to keep kids home next week or bring them back,

Rivendell School District

WCAX News has also learned that the Rivendell School District had its first COVID case. It’s been connected to each school in the district and remote learning will begin Friday through next Wednesday. The district says that students are set to return on November 30th.

Plattsburgh City School District

Following Thanksgiving break in Plattsburgh, all schools in the city school district are moving to online learning for two weeks. It’s a pause from the hybrid model the district has been following. Remote learning will begin the Monday after the holiday and go through December 11. After that, the hybrid model will resume. The district says it’s a precaution ahead of potential widespread transmission during Thanksgiving.

Rutland Intermediate School

In Rutland City, a student at the intermediate school and a staff member at the middle school caught the coronavirus. As a result, the entire sixth grade at the intermediate school and the middle school “Hickory House,” will move to remote learning. All other classes will go on as usual on Friday.

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