COVID Situation Improving at Area Schools with Mask Mandates
Hawley, MN — A couple of area schools that saw high transmission of COVID in the first few weeks of school are now seeing dramatic declines and hoping to shed their mask mandates as long as those numbers remain low. One of those is the Hawley School District, who hopes to end their mandate at the end of this week. Currently there are only two positive cases in the elementary, and none in the high school or among staff. However, 30 students remain in quarantine. Hawley Elementary Principal Chris Ellingson says so far all signs indicate the COVID situation is vastly improving.
The Norman County East School enacted a mask requirement just over three weeks ago and since then the number of COVID-19 cases has dropped dramatically. Principal Dustin Flaten says as of now there are no positive cases in the building.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will get underway next for Norman County East families. Flaten notes that this year parents will have the option to attend in-person or virtually like they did last year.
Parent-Teachers for NCE will take place Monday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 19th from 3:45pm until 7:30pm.