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Highland County Health Commissioner explains virus quarantines in local schools

Times-Gazette |

Highland County Health Commissioner Jared Warner addressed questions regarding quarantines that echoed throughout Highland County school districts earlier this week.

“[Staffing] tends to be the biggest issue,” Warner said. “It’s not just Fairfield; the entire state is looking at this exact issue (quarantine sweeps) right now and trying to figure out ‘How do we keep our schools staffed with the quarantine process the way it is right now?’ One of the reasons you’ve seen some of the other schools in our general region go to virtual: It’s not necessarily because they have high disease counts — it’s the staffing and quarantine issues that are coming up.”