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School-reported COVID cases soar; Montgomery County Public Health still recommends online school

Dayton Daily News |

Schools in the Dayton area reported 210 new cases last week (112 among students and 98 among school staff), a 68% increase over the previous week’s report of 125 new cases. 

In response to a Dayton Daily News question this week, Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County said they still recommend that Montgomery County K-12 schools not hold classes in-person. 

“Since the beginning of the school year Public Health has recommended remote learning and no extra-curricular activities, however, we are not issuing an order for remote learning unless it is a statewide mandate,” said Dan Suffoletto, spokesman for Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County. “So currently it is up to each school district to make the decision as to what is best for their circumstance.”

Once the Dayton and Kettering school districts resume in-person classes Monday, only Jefferson Twp. and Yellow Springs schools will remain fully online in the region.