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UPDATE: Forest Park schools closed next week; moving to all virtual learning

The district has had two staff cases (one middle/high school teacher and one other), one long-term substitute, and two students test positive for coronavirus.
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Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 5:14 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2020 at 4:53 PM EDT
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CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Friday, September 25, 4:30p:

Forest Park School District will be transitioning to all virtual learning for week of September 28-October 2.

In a letter sent out to families and community, Superintendent Christy Larson that they have been working closely with the Dickinson-Iron County Health Department and following their recommendation, will be moving to virtual learning.

Larson said that the school district will continue to monitor the situation.

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Five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Forest Park School District has canceled classes for the next two days.

In a letter sent to the Forest Park families and community, Superintendent Christy Larson said the district has had two staff cases (one middle/high school teacher and one other), one long-term substitute, and two students test positive for coronavirus.

Larson said the district will have “no school, no virtual classes, no extra-curricular activities” on both Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25, to allow the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) to complete all contact tracing, and further evaluate the growing cases in Iron County.

This means that the homecoming football game against Carney-Nadeau is also canceled.

“We want to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and be as proactive as possible,” Superintendent Larson said in the letter. “Please help us prevent the spread of the virus by eliminating gatherings while not in school.”

The superintendent said future communications on the topic will also be sent out via email.

TV6 & FOX UP will update this story as more information becomes available.

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