Over 100 Detroit Lakes School District Staff Members Personally Impacted by COVID-19

Over 100 Detroit Lakes School District Staff Members Personally Impacted by COVID-19 Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Over 100 staff members within the Detroit Lakes School District have been personally impacted by COVID-19 this year.

Detroit Lakes School Superintendent, Mark Jenson says the COVID-19 pandemic and rising positive cases in Becker county has an impact on the District's decision making and the schools themselves, "We look at those [Becker County] cases and how it impacts our schools and last I counted we had 112 staff that have been impacted by this through quarantine, symptoms, waiting for test results or have tested positive."

The School District is planning on going to a hybrid learning model throughout the district beginning Monday, Oct. 19.

If cases continue to rise, the District will be forced to shift to a distance learning model, "What's really concerning to me if we can't get these cases down our next shift is to go distance at the secondary and that has a big impact on those kids in terms of activities," Jenson added.

The School District plans to remain in the hybrid model for at least two weeks, when school leaders will then reassess the numbers with state officials.

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