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Illinois school district shuts down after one week because of COVID-19 spread

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After opening for one week of classes, schools in Staunton, Illinois, moved to virtual learning Thursday due to an increase in cases of COVID-19, district officials said.

The first day of school in the Macoupin County district was Aug. 11.

Staunton schools will reopen Aug. 30 for anyone not under a quarantine order, reads a message from Nancy Werden, interim superintendent.

All extracurricular activities are canceled through Aug. 29. Custodians will deep clean the district's three schools.

There were 24 cases of COVID-19 reported in Macoupin County on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker.

All school districts in Illinois are under a mask mandate from Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Blythe Bernhard • 314-340-8129

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