School Closure Was Right Course

There are advantages in small schools where everyone knows everyone else. Dealing with an epidemic is not one of them.

Students at the school in Beallsville, which houses grades K-12, will not be in class for as long as two weeks. A case of COVID-19 was identified in the building. Some staff and students at the school have been quarantined.

Because of the school’s layout and its relatively small student body, it was decided closing the facility was the best way to avoid an outbreak of COVID-19. “There’s just a lot of intertwining to our school,” explained Beallsville High School Principal Casey Tolzda.

The sooner the school can reopen safely, the better. But making children’s health the top priority will always be the right call.


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