Extra Kansas colleges ending in-person courses, sports activities
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Extra Kansas colleges have ended in-person courses and canceled sports activities due to coronavirus publicity and crew quarantines.
Each Haysville and Derby have quarantined their highschool soccer groups, however Derby nonetheless plans to carry Friday evening’s recreation, the Wichita Eagle reported. Chanute has canceled soccer video games, however is continuous in-person courses towards the advice of the state’s reopening information.
The college board in Atwood overruled the superintendent’s resolution to maneuver courses to distant studying earlier than reversing course.
The Kansas Division of Well being and Atmosphere is predicted to establish energetic coronavirus clusters on Wednesday, together with outbreaks at colleges and on sports activities groups.
Gov. Laura Kelly has mentioned she feared giant outbreaks of COVID-19 as kids return to highschool, sports activities practices resume and faculty college students return to campuses.
In Abilene, Superintendent Greg Brown mentioned in a press release Monday that every one courses will probably be distant for 2 weeks after 4 adults examined optimistic and one other 4 who’re sick await take a look at outcomes.
“Please perceive that is completely the very last thing we wish to do,” Brown mentioned. “We perceive how necessary it’s to have our college students at school, receiving a first-rate academic expertise, however COVID-19 has struck our academics and help employees considerably.”
In El Dorado, the highschool soccer crew is in quarantine after a possible publicity and soccer video games have been postponed. In Winfield, the highschool volleyball crew that had practices and matches suspended after two student-athletes examined optimistic.
Fort Scott, Independence and Chanute in southeast Kansas canceled soccer for 2 weeks, the newspaper reported.
Preschool college students at Roosevelt Elementary in Arkansas Metropolis on Friday had been banned from in-person courses for 2 weeks after somebody examined optimistic. Earlier that very same week, Arkansas Metropolis college officers introduced a category at Frances Willard Elementary had in-person courses suspended for 14 days.
In Johnson County, some mother and father are objecting after well being officers urged greater than 100 individuals who had contact with an individual who examined optimistic for COVID-19 at an elementary college in Overland Park to quarantine for 14 days.
State well being officers reported on Monday 53,959 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and 600 deaths because the pandemic started — a rise of 1,674 circumstances and 4 deaths over the weekend.
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