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Hancock County school district quickly goes to virtual learning

Based on guidance from county health department
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Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 09, 2020

NEW PALESTINE — Classes at New Palestine High School in Hancock County quickly transitioned to virtual learning Friday, following guidance from the Hancock County Health Department.

The rest of the district's schools will go virtual on October 19, when students return from fall break.

The district, which is just southeast of Indianapolis, has seven positive COVID-19 cases, according to Communications Director Wes Anderson. There was no breakdown on whether the cases are among students, teachers or other school staff.

The Southern Hancock County School Corporation began fall semester in early-August and classes have been held in school buildings since then.

Extracurricular activities, including sports, will continue. Anderson says administrators hope students are able to return to the schools the week of October 26.