Wyoming Junior High switches to remote learning due to COVID-19 case

Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 15:30:44-04

WYOMING, Mich. — Wyoming Junior High students and staff will move to remote learning after learning of a positive COVID-19 case in the school.

Wyoming Public Schools was notified of the case by the Kent County Health Department on Tuesday, a news release said.

Closing the building through Friday gives the health department time to complete contact tracing, as well as slow any potential community spread, according to Superintendent Craig Hoekstra.

The district will reassess reopening next week.

During the closure, the district will also thoroughly clean and disinfect the building.

Other buildings in the district, except for Gladiola Elementary, will remain open for in-person learning.

The district encourages all staff and students experiencing symptoms or who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to get tested and self-quarantine.

The Kent County Health Department offers free COVID-19 testing at multiple sites via appointment or walk-in.