POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - North Posey students headed back to the classroom Monday despite being in the county being in the red.
However, school leaders are confident the plans they have in place will keep students safe.
Officials with the MSD of North Posey tell us they’ve been working directly with the health department, and they are excited to get back to the books.
They are asking for the help of parents, telling us they do not want any students to come back to school if they have any COVID-19 symptoms at all.
Over the holiday break, they brought in cleaning teams to deep clean the classrooms, hallways and locker rooms.
While contact tracing can be difficult, the school district is coming up with new ways to figure out what students have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
“They look at what classes they attended, who did they interact with. We’ve also been using our security cameras to go back and kind of look at who that student interacted with throughout the school day, in the cafeteria, and in passing periods,” said Michael Galvin, the associate superintendent of the MSD of North Posey. “That has helped with that close contact tracing as well.”
The health department says anyone that has a temperature over 100 should also be tested.
There is a drive-thru testing site open six days a week on Second Street near Mill.
Even more students will be hitting the books Tuesday.
Daviess County Public Schools and Webster County Schools will stick to virtual learning, while Owensboro Catholic returns to in-person.