Coronavirus: Kenton Ridge HS moves to virtual learning today amid COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Kenton Ridge HS moves to virtual learning amid increase in COVID-19 cases

HARMONY TWP., Clark County — Kenton Ridge High School will shift to virtual learning starting Thursday following multiple positive COVID-19 cases and dozens of students in quarantine, according to a Northeastern Local Schools spokesperson.

Six confirmed and two probable cases were reported to the district this week. Due to close contact with those students, 58 other students were placed in quarantine, according to the Clark County Combined Health District.

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Due to the increase in cases, and students in quarantine, the district suspended in-person learning until Oct. 16. All athletics and other activities are canceled through Oct. 16.

The district anticipates classes will be allowed to resume in-person that following Monday, Oct. 19.

“We ask all families to make sure their students refrain from getting together with students from other households during this time so we can get back to in-person school as soon as possible,” Superintendent John Kronour said in a media release. “Our ability to return to school, athletics, and activities rest on all of us to follow the spirit of this period of virtual learning and reunite safely on October 19.”

This is a developing story and we’ll update this page with more details as they become available.