Perry Community School District Superintendent Clack Wicks announced Sunday that a Perry Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Aug. 28.
“Since school started on Aug. 23, that is the first case,” Wicks said. “All other students can attend classes as normal. I will give a weekly update, typically on Friday or on the weekend.”
The Perry School Board approved the district’s Return to Learn Plan for August at the Aug. 9 meeting. The plan calls for full-day, face-to-face instruction with no testing, no contact tracing, no quarantining and no mask recommendation.
“Masks are a choice,” Wicks said Aug. 9. “It’s not an encouragement or a discouragement.”
The current population of students and staff in the Perry Community School District numbers about 1,800.