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South metro school district switching to distance learning due to high COVID-19 levels

Kyle Brown
Updated: November 23, 2021 09:15 AM
Created: November 22, 2021 10:21 PM

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District announced Monday it will switch to distance learning starting on Wednesday due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding community.

Among the reasons for the transition are high levels of community transmission among children ages 5-19, rising case counts in schools, and evidence of transmission within schools. The school will hold remote classes through Dec. 3.

The school district said taking a break from in-person learning as students are headed into Thanksgiving break will eliminate contact for 12 days while only affecting six days of class.

Over the past week, Dakota County has seen a 17% increase in COVID-19 infections, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over in Scott County, there's been a 29% increase in positive cases.


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