Two Grimes County schools are closing for the rest of the week thanks to rising COVID cases.
Iola ISD’s closure from the end of last week will carry over this week. They said that starting Wednesday, the district is shutting down school for the remainder of this week, through Friday the 21st.
Iola officials said 145 students have tested positive, or had close contact. That is out of just around 550 students in the whole district. A shortage of staff is also a problem, with 17 faculty members out due to illness.
No remote learning is taking place during this closure, and all athletic events are being canceled or rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Anderson-Shiro is also following suit, and has shut down school for the remainder of this week. They, also, will have no remote learning and will be rescheduling or canceling athletic events. The district says this is an effort to curb any rise in cases.
Both district says classes will resume as normal on Monday, January 24th.