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The resurgence of COVID is being watched closely by a rural McLean County school district. 


Tri-Valley Schools Superintendent Dr. David Mouser on the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday indicated to Regional Radio News they are watching closely a slight uptick in COVID metrics in their district. He believes this resurgence, in line with the state metrics, might be traced back to spring break.



While COVID numbers among students are increasing, Dr. Mouser is not concerned about having to take measures to send kids back to remote learning. He attributes a few things to this, but the main being that numbers are not nearly as high as they were just a few months ago.



Dr. Mouser indicates one of the other things the district has going for it that should allow school to remain in person is the fact teachers are now vaccinated and according to State guidance, they do not have to quarantine when a positive case pops up in their classrooms.



If you have students in school, you can relate to the frustration of having to have your kids in quarantine or learn from home for stretches at a time. Dr. Mouser implores parents to have patience with their schools because many times, directions are coming from local health departments and those directives are coming from the State of Illinois.



Dr. Mouser mentioned events coming up they want to remain in person for. Those include a socially distanced prom and then the inaugural performance in their recently renovated auditorium as just a few of the events on the calendar students are looking forward to.


Dr. Mouser and his peers across the area are also beginning their work on preparations for graduation later this spring. 

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