Shakamak Elementary kindergarten classes transition to virtual learning due to COVID-19 exposure


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SHAKAMAK, Ind. — All kindergarten students at Shakamak Elementary will transition to virtual learning until August 24 due to exposure to COVID-19.

According to a message posted on the school district’s Facebook page, they are working closely with Greene County Health Department officials.

While kindergarten students are away, all affected rooms at the school will be deep cleaned.

School officials said the health department believes the newly confirmed case is an isolated incident and won’t pose a threat to the rest of the school.

Classes will resume August 10. All parents are encouraged to reach out to school officials with any questions or concerns at 812-665-3550.

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