Medora Community School Corp. has reported its first COVID-19 positive case.
Dean of Students Kara Hunt said she received confirmation from Superintendent Roger Bane that the case involves a school employee.
According to a Facebook post Saturday afternoon, the corporation will implement eLearning days for all students beginning today and going through Sept. 4. All in-person classes and school events are canceled.
In a follow-up post, corporation officials said they are following protocol with contact tracing and have contacted all individuals who were within close contact for more than 15 consecutive minutes, per Indiana State Department of Health guidance.
“We are moving to eLearning as a precaution to stop the spread,” Hunt said.
Students who have not yet received a Chromebook will have those delivered to their household today. Administration will be reaching out to kindergarten, first grade and second grade families who do not yet have Chromebooks in their possession.
Students will return to school for in-person classes Sept. 8. School already was out of session Sept. 7 for Labor Day.
Preschool will not be partaking in eLearning but will resume like other students Sept. 8.
Parents wanting meals delivered during eLearning days may make that request by calling the school office at 812-966-2201. Call today between 8 and 10 a.m.
Teachers will report to work to do eLearning, Hunt said.
“We are having everyone report unless they were asked not to because of being around the infected individual,” she said. “We are going to be delivering meals to kids, so the cafeteria workers will be doing that.”