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Burke High School announces plans to go fully remote for two weeks

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Posted at 6:03 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 07:05:35-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Burke High School plans to transition to remote learning for two weeks and will offer COVID-19 testing for all staff, according to Principal Darren Rasmussen.

Testing will happen Friday while students are not in session.

The switch to remote learning begins Monday, Nov. 9 and is set to end Friday, Nov. 20.

On Thursday, the school learned of four new COVID-19 positive individuals. Currently, there are a total of 12 active cases in students and staff who were on-site with additional staff quarantined due to community exposure.

Contact tracing is being done for each case.

No in-person activities or athletics will take place while students learn remotely.

School meals will be available through the Meals2Go program at nearby campuses, according to Principal Rasmussen. If students aren't in the vehicle to collect meals, a parent or guardian will need verification like a report card.

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