PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — One of South Dakota’s largest school high schools has called off classes for Friday and postponed activities because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Pierre High School Superintendent Kelly Glodt said Thursday there were an estimated 15 cases of the coronavirus among students and 150 students have been asked to quarantine for 14 days.
School officials sent an email alert to parents Thursday morning that said the rates of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 has “greatly increased over the past few days.”
A special school board meeting has been scheduled Friday to discuss the virus numbers.
Pierre High School has about 850 students.
September 18, 2020