Exeter High School

Exeter High School will be closed for the remainder of the week due to COVID-19 cases.

A message from Dr. Kimberly Minor, superintendent, sent to parents Monday afternoon said the district had been informed of six cases at the high school. As a result, classes will be moved to a virtual model.

The message said the closure is based on state requirements.

Students at the high school will learn remotely Tuesday through Thursday. Friday was already planned as a virtual day due to scheduled professional development and will remain so.

The entire district is closed next Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The high school is slated to resume in-person instruction on Jan. 19.

Extracurricular activities have also been canceled Monday through Thursday, the message said.

The message did not provide any details about the new COVID-19 cases, including whether they were among students or staff.

The district's online COVID-19 dashboard, which did not appear to have been updated to include the six new cases, shows the high school has had 46 student COVID-19 cases and 15 among staff since Nov. 2.

Last week the district closed Lorane Elementary School after two cases were reported there.

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