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.
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