On Friday, Nov 20, the Lorain County Health Department recommended Keystone Schools transfer to a remote learning environment, beginning on Monday, Nov 23 with the projected return date of Monday, Dec 7.
We have always followed the recommendations of the Lorain County Health Department, and we will continue to do so.
From Sept 7 - Nov 12, we only had 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This week alone, 13 new cases have been reported. In addition, over 40 students along with a number of staff members have been quarantined. With the growing numbers, staffing has continued to be difficult to manage. We cannot have face-to-face learners without enough staff members to cover classes.
Our remote building plans are now in effect. Your child’s administrators and teachers are prepared for this transition and are available to answer questions and address concerns.
Both nationwide and locally, the increase in cases is largely due to COVID “burnout.” People are not following safety measures, like social distancing, limiting group gatherings, wearing face masks correctly, and consistently washing their hands.
We need YOU to help us combat the spread of the virus by following the recommendations of medical professionals. This is why the projected date of return is Monday, Dec 7. The LCHD advised that a span of two weeks, in which everyone takes appropriate precautions, can decrease the number of positive cases. Let’s work together to ensure a safe and healthy future for our students, staff, families, and community members.