Logan closes schools after COVID-19 case
April 14, 2021
Logan Municipal Schools is closing its campus for two weeks after at least one employee or student tested positive for COVID-19.
“Because of the possibility of widespread exposure, our district is taking action to prevent further spread of the virus by CLOSING CAMPUS for the next two (2) weeks, requiring students and instructional staff to transition to a period of remote instruction,” superintendent Dennis Roch wrote in a letter posted today on the district’s website.
The school district also sent out a text about noon today, stating all learning will be remote until May 3 “due to COVID cases.”
“Any student feeling sick should go home ASAP,” the text stated.
Roch wrote in the letter that before in-person classes are scheduled to resume May 3, the district’s buildings will undergo a deep cleaning, especially in areas where the employee or student spent time.
Roch confirmed in a text that the school’s high school basketball games, including a district clash Saturday at Melrose, are postponed as well.
It is the third time during this school year Logan Municipal Schools shut down in-person learning because of the pandemic. It also closed in late August and in early December because of cases there.
Roch wrote that households do not necessarily have to quarantine unless a child or household member tests positive for the disease or if a household member comes in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
He wrote that the parents or guardians of any Logan student who displays coronavirus symptoms should call the family’s healthcare provider or the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.