Bloomfield schools implement eLearning days as safety precaution following possible COVID-19 exposure


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BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Bloomfield School District in Greene County will implement eLearning days for the next week after the schools was notified of “individuals that may have been exposed to others displaying symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.”

The school sent a letter to parents Thursday noting that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community, and the closure is a precautionary measure.

A representative from the Greene County Health Department said the exposure was with a person outside of the county who has now been tested for the virus.

“We believe the safest course of action is to close all BSD schools and conduct eLearning days beginning Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20, 2020,” the letter stated. “We believe these efforts will help to minimize exposure and allow time for our facilities and buses to undergo deep cleaning.”

Later in the day, the school extended eLearning days through April 3.

During the eLearning days, all practices and extra-curricular activities, with the exception of IHSAA state contests, will be cancelled.

“The need to add additional days/weeks of closure may be forthcoming as we continue to work with the Indiana Department of Health, Greene County Health Department and Indiana Department of Education,” the letter noted.

Additional information and further updates will be posted on the BSD website

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