Willoughby-Eastlake School District closes all school buildings after several positive COVID-19 cases reported

The district has also suspended extracurricular activities.

Willoughby-Eastlake School District closes all school buildings after several positive COVID-19 cases reported

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The Willoughby-Eastlake School District has closed all buildings after several positive coronavirus cases were reported, and they have also suspended extracurricular activities, the district announced on Facebook Saturday afternoon.

All buildings will be closed effective on Monday, October 12 and until further notice.

“Unfortunately, there have been several reported positive cases of COVID-19 in our school buildings and this transition is in alignment with the Willoughby-Eastlake Reopening Guidelines,” the district said in the Facebook post.

19 News talked to some in the community about the schools' decision, and they said shutting down the schools is the right thing to do. Bill Boxler has two children in the district, but decided in August along with his wife to keep them home for virtual learning. Boxler says, “I’m not surprised that it happened. I’m probably more surprised that it took this long for it to happen because it’s a large school district.”

You can read the full letter from the superintendent below.

Willoughby-Eastlake School District closes all school buildings after several positive COVID-19 cases reported
Willoughby-Eastlake School District closes all school buildings after several positive COVID-19 cases reported (Source: Willoughby-Eastlake Schools Facebook)

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