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Rossville middle and high schools to go to e-learning because of COVID-19

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 18:18:30-04

CLINTON COUNTY — After identifying two positive COVID-19 cases within the middle school/high school student population, Rossville schools are transitioning the middle and high schools to e-learning through Oct. 5.

According to information from Rossville schools, contact tracing identified a large group of students who fall within the criteria. CDC criteria includes being within six feet for a total of 15 minutes of an individual with a confirmed case and within two days of the symptom onset of these individuals.

The Indiana State Department of Health is contacting families that have been identified through contact tracing, the district said. If a student is considered a close contact, families should hear from the state health department in 24 to 48 hours. If a family does not receive a call, their student has not been identified as a close contact and are considered low risk. Families are encouraged to monitor for COVID symptoms.

Families that do receive a call from the state health department will need to have their student isolate for 14 days. The state health department will provide guidance on the student's return date, the district said.

The district also announced that Friday will be an e-learning day for all students. All staff, with the exception of the kitchen staff and bus drivers, will report to work.