COVID cases reported in both county schools

The number of cases of COVID-19 jumped some this past week in Moody County and includes at least two cases of students in the Flandreau schools and at least one case in Colman-Egan district.
On Thursday, the Colman-Egan District rescheduled three athletic events and cancelled one.
A girls’ volleyball match from last Thursday was rescheduled to September 14 and a junior high football has been cancelled for now.
Last Friday’s football with Castlewood was rescheduled to September 18 which was to be the Hawks’ bye week. The game that was to be played this Friday with DeSmet has been cancelled.
Superintendent Brian Corlett did not specify how many cases of COVID 19 were reported in the school nor whether it was students or staff.
Classes in the school are continuing as normal under the precautions put in place at the beginning of the school year.
The number of positive test results in Moody County as of noon on Sept. 3, just prior to the paper’s early deadline due to Labor Day, was 47. Of those, 37 are considered to no longer be contagious.
An additional 722 cases have tested negative since testing began last spring.
Those numbers compare to 41 positive cases as of Aug. 31. There were 718 people who had tested negative at the time.
The latest number is 10 additional cases in less than two weeks for the county. During the time since the coronavirus began, two people in the county have been hospitalized and no one has died.
Flandreau Public Schools reported two positive cases of COVID-19 among students on Aug. 31, one week after classes started. The cases include one student in middle school and one in high school.
The school has not had to go to an alternative schedule for classes nor send students home for distance learning.
Classes continue as normal, with the precautions implemented this year, and activities are being held, also with precautions the administration and school board called for. The entire school facility is cleaned and disinfected every night, said Superintendent Rick Weber.



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