Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, all Houghton County schools will move exclusively to online instruction for two weeks, beginning Monday.
While it’s trueCOVID-19 cases have been confirmed or suspected among students and staff in a number of districts, including Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Adams Township, and Chassell, that is not the main reason for the shut down.
Health Officer for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Kate Beer.
Beer also advised athletic events scheduled for tomorrow and through the weekend be cancelled, but said that the decision lies within each district.
Students should report to school as usual today.
The in-person learning suspension will begin Monday, with students scheduled to return October 12th, although Beer also noted the October 12th return date, was subject to the latest data.
To date, Houghton County now has 337 confirmed cases.