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Watertown High School will continue online classes and has postponed/canceled all extracurricular activities through next week due to a continued high number of COVID cases (34) and close contacts (250) within the building, according to superintendent Jeff Danielsen.

With respect to athletics, the Arrows’ football game scheduled for next Friday against Harrisburg has been canceled. This will mark the second consecutive open week for Watertown, which was also forced to cancel its Week 5 game against Brandon Valley due to COVID concerns. 

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Other Watertown activities impacted include varsity soccer, which has canceled next week’s matches against Huron and Pierre, and volleyball, which has postponed its matches against Mitchell and Brookings.

Watertown High School announced Monday that it would be moving to online learning and suspending all extracurricular activities for the remainder of the week due to a high number of COVID cases and close contacts. At the time, Danielsen said there were 20 positive cases confirmed within the high school, 10 of which were added Monday.

In-person classes are expected to resume on Oct. 5, according to a post to the school website from Danielsen. 

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