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The Thief River Falls School District has experienced an uptick in Covid-19 cases which has caused the school district to re-think its learning mode.

In the past week, the district has gone from 1 positive to 10 positive cases of Covid-19.

Students who were quarantined went from 5 students to 153 students in one week. During that same period of time, Thief River Falls School District went from no positive cases to 4 positive cases and from one quarantine to 21 staff quarantined.

Some time ago, plans had been made, on a preliminary basis, to return grades 6-12 to in-person classes on Tuesday, February 16th.

Due to the recent changes in Covid-19 cases, the school district will stay in its current learning mode until Monday, March 1st.

That learning mode means pre-kindergarten through 5th grade will be in person, grades 6-12 in the Thief River Falls School District will remain in a hybrid mode and all ALC classes will be in-person.

If your child becomes quarantined they will have to be in distance learning until they can be released from quarantine.