Lemmon School District recommends quarantine for K-5 students

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Courtesy Hope Klein

LEMMON, S.D. (KELO) — With multiple confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for elementary school staff members, the Lemmon School District is asking students K-5 to quarantine for 14 days. 

On Monday, the Lemmon School District announced it cancelled on-site teaching for K-5 from Aug. 24 to Sept. 7. Grades 6-12 will continue school as usual, but students are asked to monitor for symptoms. 

Students in K-5 are also asked to not attend extra-curricular activities through Sept. 8.

As of Aug. 25, Perkins County has had nine positive cases of COVID-19 with five recoveries.

According to the South Dakota Department of Education, the Lemmon School District had 249 students in grades K-12 in the fall of 2019. There were 19 kindergarten students in 2019, according to the DOE. The fall 2020 enrollment was not yet available.

On Monday, the South Dakota Department of Health announced 70 public and private school related COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 22.

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