Wilmot Union High School switches to virtual learning after more students test positive for COVID-19

WILMOT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wilmot Union High School will shut down for in-person learning for 14 days beginning Friday, Sept. 25, after two more students tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Kenosha County Division of Health made the announcement jointly with the Wilmot Union High School District on Thursday, Sept. 24. 

This brings the total number of students with confirmed cases to three; two staff members have also tested positive for the virus. 

The district says those who have been identified as close contacts with the infected individuals will receive a quarantine letter. 

District Administrator Dan Kopp said the shutdown is being conducted as a precaution, and because the number of staff now on quarantine would not allow all classes to be staffed in the coming days.

“It is never easy to make the decision to shut down in-person learning; however, it is with everyone’s best interest in mind that this decision was made,” Kopp said. “Not only are we unable to staff classrooms appropriately, we are also concerned about the physical well-being of our kids and coworkers.”

The district says close contacts with the positive individuals will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure.

In-person instruction is scheduled to return on Oct. 9. 

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