Rib Lake schools
According to the district, the move to virtual is being made partly as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk factors by not congregating students.
“Going to all virtual learning will give all students the ability to learn and not fall behind. We also see this decision as in the best interest of sustaining long term in-class learning and possibly limiting the community from any exposure,” the district stated.
“With the interconnectivity with both buildings, both the High School and Middle School will be remote learning through Friday, Oct. 9. We realize that this may be highly inconvenient for families but the decision is being made in the best interest of our students, staff and community,” the district stated.
The School District and the Health Department will not include specific names, staff groups, or other information to protect the privacy rights of the individuals as required by law.
Rib Lake Schools, along with other area schools are urging those who are ill, or have been in contact with those who are ill to remain home from school.
As of Wednesday, Taylor County has had 202 confi rmed cases of COVID-19 since last March, this is up from 151 confirmed cases the prior week.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 climbed to four over the weekend. Due to privacy laws, county public health director Patty Krug could only confirm they had received word of the death and that the individual was over 60 years old.