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Duneland proceeds with in-person classes despite county's yellow virus rating

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Although the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced a downgrade to Porter County’s COVID-19 metric score on Wednesday, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) plans to proceed with their move to in-person instruction 4-days per week beginning on Monday, October 5 for families who opt for this modality over remote instruction.

The ISDH metric for Porter County moved from blue to yellow, meaning the number of weekly cases of coronavirus per 100,000 residents is between 10 to 99 new cases and the weekly test positivity rate is between 5 and 9.9 percent.

In response, Duneland School Corporation Superintendent Chip Petit said that the school administration is working closely with the Porter County Health Department which has set the local threshold at 10 persent test-positivity.

As a result, the DSC plans to proceed with their re-entry plan unless that threshold is reached.




Posted 9/24/2020




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