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Swartz Creek High School will be closing for one week as several students are testing positive for coronavirus.

In a letter to parents sent earlier today (10/12), Superintendent Ben Mainka says the district has been working closely with the Genesee County Health Department and there is "good rationale to physically close SCHS for the next week."

The building will be closed from Tuesday, October 13 through Monday, October 19. All students who have been attending in-person classes will be converted to virtual learning until the building reopens on Tuesday, October 20.

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As of the end of September, a total of three cases of COVID-19 were reported at Swartz Creek High School. That number -- reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -- may not reflect all cases reported by each district since the site is only updated weekly.

Superintendent Mainka went on to say that crew members will be doing deep cleaning during the hiatus.

While there is no reason to take overly drastic measures, taking a break from face-to-face learning for a week will allow our team to do some deep cleaning and also limit contact points of students during the school day.

 

Last week, Dieck Elementary School, also in the Swartz Creek district, closed temporarily after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.