COVID-19 surge prevents in-person teaching in Little Falls
Although the numbers are not as high as they were months ago, the virus is still alive and is spreading. An increase in COVID-19 cases in Little Falls has made things difficult for the superintendent of schools there, Dr. Keith Levatino.
Levatino has maintained since the start of this last school year that he wants children to go back to school. The most recent roadblock is this latest episode of cases. Dr Keith Levatino said: “So far this week, 3 students have tested positive, from kindergarten to grade 12. About 100 children must now be quarantined according to the directives of the Ministry of Health ”. This is certainly a major problem when it comes to bringing these students back to some form of normalcy.
Levatino says so far that they have followed strict protocols and so this increase in cases is very unexpected and comes from nowhere. Levatino says, “We are not going to the 3-foot distance rule, we are maintaining the 6-foot rule. I have no idea why this is happening, but our medical team is meeting to look at the data and see what we need to do. move forward. “
When asked where this outbreak was coming from, Levatino said: “It was not from sports, but yesterday a report said it had an impact on a sports team and may therefore have affected a sports team. team from another district. ” He was sure to underline the word, MAI. These recent cases are proof that even in a county that has seen a leveling and even a decrease in overall cases, it is not bulletproof. Hopefully this wave will pass and in-person role models will be possible. Levatino says they’re actively working on plans to bring students back on a regular basis, when it’s safe.