Rockport Elementary School in Rockport, Indiana, has temporarily transitioned to virtual learning due to a high number of COVID-19 quarantines/illnesses among staff.
The school's latest community update says that over the past week, several positive cases of COVID-19 were identified, leading to more and more quarantines.
As of right now, the school says nearly 40% of its staff is either ill or in quarantine, which is why virtual learning will be in place at the school until at least Friday, Aug. 20.
The school says that on Friday, it will reassess the situation based on the current COVID-19 data and the current number of quarantines, either extending the virtual learning period or returning to in-person classes on Monday.
Whenever students do return to the classroom, the elementary school says masks will now be mandatory for everyone in some settings.
You can see Rockport Elementary School's full update in its latest publication of "The Rockport Report," which is shared on the Rockport Elementary School Facebook page.