Employee COVID-19 Case Sends Logan County Second-Graders to Virtual Learning for 2 Weeks

Sep 17, 2020

Credit Logan County Schools

A case of COVID-19 has sent some Logan County students back to virtual learning. 

The three second-grade classes at Auburn Elementary have moved back to virtual learning for two weeks after a school employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

The News-Democrat and Leader reports the last day the employee attended work was Thursday, Sept. 10. Parents were notified of the positive case on Sunday, and second-graders returned to virtual learning on Monday.

Those students are expected to begin in-person classes again on Monday, Sept. 28. 

Logan County Schools began this school year on Aug. 24 with two weeks of virtual-only classes. After that, students chose either a hybrid schedule or virtual-only learning.

According to the Logan County Schools COVID-19 online dashboard, the district has had eight cases of the virus since it began keeping track of the cases since school began on Aug. 24. Five of those have been faculty or staff and three have been students.

Logan County Schools Superintendent Paul Mullins told WKU Public Radio that four staff members diagnosed with the virus are currently being quarantined.  Mullins said one student recently diagnosed with the virus has not been taking in-person classes at Auburn School, but has been taking virtual classes.