8 positive COVID-19 cases close Plainwell schools

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Posted at 11:02 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 23:02:03-04

PLAINWELL, Mich. — Plainwell Community Schools announced Friday all activities were canceled and students should report to class remotely.

In a letter sent home to parents, Superintendent Matthew Montange explained 8 positive cases were confirmed. Added to the 15 probable cases found, the Health Department advised more than 75 students and staff to quarantine.

On Saturday, Middle School Principal, Ben Manting released a video reminding students of remote learning protocols. Online learning will begin for all students Monday, October 19th, returning to school on Monday November 2nd.

The cancellations include all before or after school activities and practices, sports, weekend events, and contests through October 23rd when the school will reassess the fall season.

"Parents, we ask that you please continue to monitor your student closely." Montange wrote, instructing parents to contact the school if their child starts showing symptoms.