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COVID forces Eagle Grove schools to close

District to begin online learning Monday

EAGLE GROVE — The Eagle Grove Community School District has cancelled school for Thursday and Friday due to multiple COVID-19 exposures reported within the district’s buildings, Superintendent Jess Toliver confirmed on Wednesday.

He said the district is preparing to go to an online model for one week starting on Monday.

Toliver said the spread impacted the high school and the elementary school most adversely.

A third of students at the high school are on quarantine, Toliver reported.

At Robert Blue Elementary School, Toliver said about a third to half of the staff is on quarantine.

Toliver said a popup COVID-19 testing site is going to be set up at the elementary school.

“When we get those results back, we will have a better idea of community spread,” Toliver said.

The district made the decision to cancel in-person classes at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Toliver said the district will reevaluate its plan sometime in the middle of next week.

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