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Superior School District to continue distance learning through December holidays

Superior School District to continue distance learning through December holidays

WDIO
Updated: November 18, 2020 07:09 PM
Created: November 18, 2020 07:07 PM

The Superior School District announced Wednesday that they would continue distance learning through the December holidays after Douglas County saw an increase in cases of COVID-19.

"Our rate as of today is 113.1 cases per 10,000 within a 2 week period in Douglas County," the district said in a press release. "Earlier this fall we were averaging approximately 5-10 new cases each day. Currently, we are averaging approximately 40 new cases daily in our county."

The district said free meals for all children 18 and under will continue to be provided by the School District of Superior Food Service & Transportation Departments via curbside pickup, mobile sites, and rural bus routes in our community. Information about that can be found here.

According to the district, distance learning could continue past December holidays if they do not see an improvement in case numbers.

The district encourages families to practice good health behaviors over the holidays, including:

  • The most significant factor contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in our community is gatherings (large and small). Health officials recommend avoiding gatherings with people you do not live with.
  • Continue to wear facial coverings and social distance from others. This is the most effective way to stop the spread of this virus. 
  • Limit the number of people in your hunting party. Hunting alone or with only members of your immediate household is the safest option.
  • Ask other members of your hunting party to quarantine for 14 days prior to season opener to minimize the chance of bringing the virus with them.
  • Avoid large gatherings in cabins, restaurants or taverns.
  • Avoid shared or buffet meals. Pack individual meals instead.
  •  Try to maintain a social distance of 6 feet, especially indoors, but also while outdoors.
  • Avoid bunk room or cabin sleeping arrangements where physical distancing and masking overnight is difficult.
  • Remember that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Sleep at your own home or in separate hotel rooms. Avoid indoor and outdoor crowds.
  • Wear a face mask when you’re not alone. Wearing a face mask when with people outside your household could prevent you or others from getting ill.
  • Staying home and celebrating the holidays with those in your household is the best way to protect yourself and others. Thank you to our staff and the community for their collaboration and partnership on behalf of our students.

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