Southern Boone County Primary and Elementary Schools closed the doors and began virtual instruction November 2 for the week, planning for students to return for in-seat instruction Monday, November 9. 

The middle school went virtual for Monday, November 2 to return in-seat the next day after cleaning and disinfecting. 

The primary school had two students test positive for COVID-19 and contact tracing determined that 30 students and five staff member are to quarantine due to exposure. A similar exposure occurred in the elementary school with one student testing positive for COVID-19 and due to exposure 19 students and 5 staff members are to quarantine. 

Superintendent Chris Felmlee said the buildings need to transition to virtual instruction was due to an “inability to fill the subbing positions”. 

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By Carson Blake