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JACKSON, MI – Students and staff at Dibble Elementary School will be learning remotely for the next 10 days due to a positive COVID-19 case at the school.

In a message to families Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Beal said the positive case was identified Friday morning, April 16. The families of students in the classroom were notified with information regarding close contact, Beal said.

The case caused additional students and staff to quarantine, putting the school’s numbers in quarantine at approximately 25%, Beal said. The school is on a precautionary 10-day quarantine with students and staff working virtually until Tuesday, April 27, Beal said.

“We thank you for your patience during time and ask that you monitor your children for symptoms over this period and inform the school of any positive cases. Please remain diligent in wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing at your own homes,” Beal said.

COVID-19 cases across the state have been rising in recent weeks. The state reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday and is averaging 6,949 new COVID-19 cases per day, as well as 49 new deaths per day.

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