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County’s school districts move toward reducing close contact with COVID-19

Third-graders Grayson Sharp, Bailey Tobies, Obi Coe and Abella Russell sit together in their classroom at Herrick Park Elementary School in Tecumseh on Wednesday.  The Tecumseh School District has recently started grouping students in "pods" from four to six students to minimize the number of students who could be considered close contacts if one of them tests positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Lenawee County’s school districts are still facing massive quarantines from exposure to COVID-19 among students and staff nearly three months into the school year.

Just two weeks ago, Britton Deerfield schools were closed due to an outbreak.

In Blissfield, 19 students tested positive and 219 were quarantined on Tuesday, November 9. The students have all been quarantined at home. This week, the district is introducing a test-to-stay policy.

“We are implementing the test-to-stay program on Monday, Nov. 15,” said Blissfield superintendent Scott Riley. “This gives the students identified as close contacts the opportunity to test daily and stay in school. We haven’t shut down any of the buildings recently.”

But there are some bright spots. Tecumseh Public Schools, for example, changed its seating after it had to close its high school earlier in the school year.