Hartland school district moves high school students to remote learning after increase in teen COVID cases across county

Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 00:34:08-04

LIVINGSTON CO. (WXYZ) — Hartland Consolidated Schools announced Wednesday that beginning Aug. 27, all high school students will be moved to remote learning only. The decision comes after discussions with the Livingston County Health Department regarding an increase in teen COVID-19 cases in the county.

"The Hartland area teenage population is experiencing increased positive case activity that has spiked and is not settling down," a release from the school district said. "The high school will remain all remote until the health department supports coming out of the 'pause' and feels confident that the current spike in teenage cases looks better.

The school district had initially opted for a hybrid learning mode, with both in-person and remote learning. But with concerns from teachers, parents and students, and with recent health analysis, the district decided to pull back on that option for the time being.

As of now, the district has set a return to in-person learning date for Sept. 9, which is after Labor Day. But they note that this could change pending further discussions with the county health department.

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