A pair of area schools are making the decision to use distance learning for a period of time due to increased COVID-19 cases in their district. Hudson Area Schools said in a statement posted on their Facebook page they will have online schooling through Friday, November 20th – students are scheduled to return to classrooms on November 23rd. Hudson Schools made the decision after an employee at the Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus, leading to quarantine for the building and several additional staff.
Reading Community Schools is opting to close their High School building after large amounts of student and staff absences due to COVID-19. Superintendent, Chuck North says the building will be closed through the end of the week, with a re-evaluation of all conditions and factors before determining whether to continue distance learning for a longer time. The Elementary building remains open and face-to-face learning continues as normal.
Both school districts now join Litchfield who has been distance learning since Monday, and is scheduled to do so until at least November 30th.