Kossuth High School students will spend the final week of class prior to Christmas break in virtual learning.
All 391 KHS freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend school from home beginning Tuesday through Friday when the district releases for a two-week break.
Alcorn School District Superintendent Bill Brand confirmed the outbreak and said there had been 16 positive cases of COVID-19 reported Monday at the Kossuth campus forcing the district to close the school.
“We have had a increase in staff and student illness at Kossuth High School and we must do distance learning to keep everyone safe,” Brand said.
A Facebook post by KHS staffers on Monday said teachers would be in contact with students and parents regarding exam testing and exemption policy scheduled for the week.
Brand reported last Thursday what appeared to be a decrease in cases in the district.
He said cases within the district were lower than he’d seen in awhile.
The district is reporting 35 students and 21 employees currently have the virus.
Around 25 KHS students and school members were in Jackson at a cheerleading competition this weekend, where the Aggies captured the state championship.