COVID-19 forces Eureka Public Schools to remote learning

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 17:03:56-05

EUREKA — Another Lincoln County school district is moving to remote learning due to COVID-19.

Eureka Public Schools announced that the decision takes effect beginning on Thursday.

Superintendent Jim Mepham says the decision to move to remote learning was made after the District was notified of several additional coronavirus cases.

Staff is planning to use the time to deep clean school facilities.

The plan currently calls for Eureka schools to reopen following the Thanksgiving break.

Mepham noted in a social media post that this "is one of the most difficult decisions I've made in my career as an educator, but the safety of students and staff is number one."

Earlier this week, Libby Elementary School moved to remote learning due to COVID-19.

Libby Middle School and Libby High School transitioned to remote learning last week.