Schools continue dance with Covid
October 9, 2020
Some local schools are reacting to a rise in local Covid-19 cases with a change in learning styles, while others are holding steady, largely because they started the school year doing something other than in-person learning for all grades.
The trigger for the change is a "county health number" put out by the Minnesota Department of Health every Thursday morning that shows a two-week average of Covid cases per 10,000 people. Last Thursday, that number came in at 11.24, crossing the benchmark of 10 per 10,000 that requires secondary students to adopt a hybrid learning style, while elementary...