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Families in the Onalaska Independent School District were notified Monday that all campuses in the district will be closed until Tuesday. All extracurricular activities, games and practices will be suspended until 3 p.m. Monday.

The decision was made due to the rising number of students and staff members who are currently ill with COVID-19, demonstrating symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 or who have experienced possible exposure, the letter from Superintendent Anthony Roberts states.

“The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our main priority and the data indicates that we must take this action to curb the current trajectory,” Roberts said. “I understand how difficult this closure will be for many of our families and our students, so I assure you this decision was not made easily. Our hope is that this closure will allow COVID-19 positive individuals time to isolate and recover, while also allowing those who have experienced possible exposure to quarantine.

No remote instruction will be provided during the temporary closure. However, Roberts did indicate that the facilities will undergo a deep cleaning in addition to routine cleaning.

He added that the existing school calendar will not need to be altered unless additional closures occur.

“This closure may be extended if the situation and conditions warrant,” Roberts said. “We encourage parents and guardians to closely monitor your child’s health and to contact your child’s campus if you have any questions.”

Free testing for staff and students will be provided by appointment. Campus administration will be available to answer your call. The telephone number for the junior-senior high school is 936-646-1020 and the telephone number for the elementary school is 936-646-1010.

District communications will be posted to the district website, www.onalaskaisd.net, the district Facebook page, through Remind and use of the call-out system.

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