Two Local Schools Shift to Online After COVID Outbreaks
The numbers for people infected with the coronavirus are going up instead of down. It just seems like this is a never ending battle with a virus that just won't go away.
According to the Lansing State Journal, COVID-19 outbreaks at St. Gerard Catholic School and Fowler High School have shifted classes on line for at least two weeks.
St. Gerard in Delta Township reported six cases, five staff members and one student. Fowler High School reported two cases but did not say if they were students or staff members.
The diocese at St. Gerard moved classes online for the entire school, which is about 378 students. In person classes are set to resume Nov. 2.
This is getting to a point where it's just not safe to go anywhere. Even if you do wear a mask and continue social distancing, there's no guarantee on whether you get the virus or not.
The outbreak at St. Gerard's is the second time the school has altered operations because of COVID-19 since the school year began.
Students at Fowler High School are expected to return to in person classes Nov. 3. Fowler High School has roughly 170 students.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has previously reported outbreaks at St. Martha's School in Okemos, Michigan State University and Olivet College. (LSJ)