Iona College Switches To Virtual Learning Due To Coronavirus

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A new coronavirus outbreak at Iona College in New Rochelle has resulted in 60 confirmed cases so far, and as a result classes will be held virtually for the time being.

According to a robocall from Mayor Noam Bramson, the outbreak is confined — at this time — to Iona’s student body.

There is no indication of spread to the larger community, Bramson said, and nearly all cases have been traced to a single event.

Because of the infections, the college is switching to virtual instruction for the next two weeks at least.

“This is a reminder to all of us that COVID-19 is still very much active in our region, so once again we advise residents to be diligent about observing public health guidelines,” Bramson said in the robocall. “Wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.”

The college has been holding

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Rockford high school switches to online learning as positive coronavirus cases climb

ROCKFORD, MI – Rockford High School and the Rockford Freshman Center will switch to online-only learning for the next two weeks after at least 17 students have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In the past few weeks, 416 students in grades 9-12 have been placed in self-quarantine after coming into close contact with positive cases, Rockford Superintendent Michael Shibler wrote in an Oct. 10 post to the district website.

Shibler said health officials from the Kent County Health Department called him Saturday urging the superintendent to close the high school and freshman center buildings for 14 days as a result of increasing coronavirus cases.

High school students will use the same remote instructional model they had used when the district conducted online-only learning for the first two weeks of school.

The two buildings will remain closed to students until Friday, Oct. 23, Shibler said. Teachers will have access to

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Monroe Middle School switches to online learning after rise in COVID-19 cases | Local Education

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Monroe Middle School will be switching to online learning starting Wednesday after an increase in COVID-19 infections among students and staff, the district announced Tuesday. 

Classes will be held digitally until at least Oct. 8. As of 2 p.m., two students and two staff members at the middle school had tested positive, Monroe School District said. An additional 40 students and three staff at the school were quarantined. 

The news comes as several other districts in southern Wisconsin are also moving classes online because of positive COVID-19 cases among students or staff. Belmont Community Schools announced Monday it would close and do online learning for the rest of the week because of two students who tested positive. 

Last week, the Fort Atkinson School District also suspended face-to-face classes and switched to online learning until at least Oct. 5 because of rising cases in Jefferson County. 

Jefferson County COVID-19 caseload pushes Fort Atkinson School District to online learning


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