School is in session, monitor for COVID

Jan 12, 2022 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

In-person instruction will continue for the present in Washington County classrooms after mass testing in the schools last week revealed COVID-19 infection rates to be lower than expected.

In the wake of skyrocketing positive tests in the overall community, school directors voted Thursday, January 6, to continue classroom instruction, while taking steps to more closely monitor future developments.

Superintendent Linda Jewell-Carr told directors that 405 students and staff were tested Tuesday and Wednesday, January 4 and 5, using the rapid-response swab method. Just 20 tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In addition to those positive results, school officials recorded 15 more positive cases after notification from families about tests performed on students elsewhere...

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