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Dayton Schools Will Temporarily Move Online If COVID Cases Arise

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. The district's plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been developing quickly.
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Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. The district's plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been developing quickly.

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabth Lolli says that whenever a student tests positive for the coronavirus, their school will shut down and move online temporarily.

Dr. Lolli’s most recent message to DPS parents outlines the district's plan for dealing with active COVID cases in schools.

“If a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, DPS is prepared to immediately transition the building affected to online learning," she said in a prerecorded voicemail message. "If that individual lives with someone at another school, both buildings will be closed for 14 to 28 days,” she says.

That means a high school student who tests positive could also shut down their younger siblings’ junior high and grade schools.

Lolli says students will be sent home with Chromebooks and other supplies on the same day a diagnosis is confirmed, and online learning for students will start the next day while the school is being cleaned.

DPS will also loan every student household a WiFi hotspot to use while the school is closed.