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West Glades School fifth-grade classes move to virtual learning due to COVID-19

Charlotte County schools placed on lockdown, officials say no threat

GLADES COUNTY, Fla. – All fifth-grade classes at West Glades School will go to virtual learning after seeing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases and quarantined students.

The switch to virtual learning will begin Monday, Aug. 23, and will return to in-class learning on Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to Glades County Schools.

The district said the classrooms are being cleaned and disinfected daily as part of its prevention strategies against COVID-19. Handwashing is also being strongly encouraged, students are six feet apart for most of the day, and cohorting is used to limit the number of students, teachers, and staff who come in contact with each other.

Officials with the district said they are trying to keep kids in school, but COVID-19 continues to circulate, especially throughout Glades County.

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