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Harlan County High School, Wallins Elementary delays in-person learning due to staff testing positive for COVID-19

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Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 11:44 PM EDT
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Update: 09/27/2020 11:50 a.m.

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Sunday Harlan County Public Schools announced two staff members at Harlan County High School had tested positive for COVID-19 as well.

In a Facebook post, they said one had tested positive on Saturday and another on Sunday. They also said additional staff members would have to quarantine as well, leading to a delay in the start of in-person classes by one week.

Harlan County High School and Wallins Elementary are scheduled to reopen to in-person classes on October 5, all other Harlan County schools are scheduled to open on Monday, September 28.

This delay is not expected to impact extra-curricular activities.

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Original Story 09/26/2020 11:44 p.m.

In a Facebook post Saturday evening, Harlan County Public Schools announced two Wallins Elementary staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

The post said multiple staff members and students are in quarantine.

Due to the cases, the school has decided to postpone in-person instruction at the elementary school for one week. They will begin on October 5.

This will also cancel all extra-curricular activities at the school including basketball practice and cheerleading tryouts for the week.

This only applies to Wallins Elementary. All other Harlan County Schools will begin in-person instruction September 28.

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