Mercer County High School will go to remote learning starting Thursday. This letter to the students, parents, and staff was posted on the district’s web site late this afternoon:
“Dear Mercer County Students, Staff, and Parents,
After further consultation with the Mercer County Health Department regarding additional positive cases at Mercer County High School today, the high school will briefly transition to remote learning for Thursday, September 2, and Friday, September 3. All extracurricular activities will be paused until Tuesday, September 7. This will allow additional time for contact tracing and enhanced cleaning as we plan for next week. All high school students should login to Google Classroom tomorrow for additional course instruction.
While paused, we will continue to make available previously scheduled testing for our student athletes. Our greatest concern continues to be the health and safety of all of our students. Please, if your child exhibits any symptoms of the COVID virus, keep them home and have them tested. Drive-up testing will be available. Please contact the school’s office. We anticipate returning the high school to in-person learning and limited extracurricular activities on Tuesday, September 7. Thank you for your understanding