COVID-19 spike moves Hartland HS to all-remote instruction just a week after classes begin

A spike in COVID-19 cases among Hartland teens has the Hartland Consolidated Schools District moving its high school to all-remote beginning Thursday, Aug. 26, 2020.

In a letter to district parents, Hartland Superintendent Chuck Hughes wrote that the “Hartland area teenage population is experiencing increased positive case activity that has spiked and is not settling down.

The move comes after just one week of classes conducted in a hybrid of remote and in-person learning. And the move is, at the moment, a temporary one: a return to in-person instruction has been set for Sept. 9, 2020, with the understanding that it could change “with guidance from our health department.” During this “pause” in in-person instruction, the Livingston County Health Department will investigate the spike.

You can read the LivPo’s Aug. 25, 2020, piece on increasing COVID-19 rates among Livingston County’s teens by clicking here.

You can read Hughes’ letter by clicking here.

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Journalist Maria Stuart worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. These days, she runs The Livingston Post.