Pupils self-isolate after second Covid-19 case


School administrators issued a statement Wednesday afternoon indicating the district had been notified of another COVID-19 case involving a student.

Department of Health representatives have told district officials that school can continue, and they encouraged the district to adhere to their safety and mitigation efforts in reminding staff and students the importance of wearing face masks, washing hands regularly, and continuing social distancing practices. "I want parents and students to know we are so excited to see him, there's no place like school".

"We recognize that this news will be concerning to some of our students and families".

- Teachers in Elizabeth are working from home until October 2 after at least three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus in three different schools.

Murphy said he expects the data to be available soon, but it is unclear if the state will name the affected schools or give details on who tested positive or where contract tracers believe they caught the virus.

According to district figures as of September 2, Bentonville High School had 3,013 students enrolled, with 683, or 23%, doing school online.

Lane told school board members it "is hard to find win/win solutions", but said resuming full-time in-classroom instruction was a goal school officials had targeted.

The group placement determines which day the students will come to campus; they will be learning from home the rest of the time. "They could be varianced to other districts".

The district has had a total of 49 student and staff member cases since the school year began August 24. By mid-October, preschoolers with autism, some other preschoolers and more career and technical education students will return, bringing a total of 1,734 students back to classrooms.



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