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Calhoun County Schools adjusts after one positive, three probable virus cases

GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County Schools reported one positive COVID-19 case and three probable cases among its student body Sunday afternoon.

According to a release from Superintendent Kelli Whytsell, while contact tracing is taking place, students at Pleasant Hill Elementary and the 10th grade class at Calhoun Middle High School will be doing remote learning.

All students who were in close contact with the positive case were contacted by the school nurse.

A food, computer and book distribution will take place at Pleasant Hill Elementary today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A food distribution will take place for the 10th grade students at Calhoun Middle High School Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wetzel County Assistant Superintendent Darren Cook announced Sunday its students will be doing remote learning until Wednesday, Dec. 2.

During this time, faculty will work from home and all extracurricular activities have been suspended.

“After working with the Wetzel-Tyler Health Department and analyzing our data, I felt it necessary to continue with distance learning instruction to protect our students, staff and communities at large,” Cook said.

As of Saturday’s update to the state’s County Alert System, Calhoun County is in the green with a 2.42 percent positivity rate and an 8.04 percent infection rate.

Wetzel County is in the gold with a 4.49 percent positivity and a 39.83 infection rate.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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