Area schools announce closures due to COVID-19, staff shortages

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Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 3:21 PM CST
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SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) - Area school districts are temporarily closing due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

READ: A Full list of school closings in southwest Oklahoma

Flower Mound Public Schools will be closed from Tuesday, Jan. 12 through Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The school district will not be virtual and it will be deep clean the facility for preventive measures.

Boone-Apache Public Schools is the latest to announce closing.

For the remainder of the week, all classes and school activities there will be cancelled.

Students will complete distance learning activities and return to class on Jan. 18.

Sterling Public Schools has already announced it’s closure and Elgin Public Schools was soon to follow.

Elgin Public Schools will be closed beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12 through Monday, Jan. 17. The district said school will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Officials said due to COVID-19 illness, the district is unable to staff daily operations.

Fletcher Public Schools has also closed due to student and staff being out sick.

The district will be virtual Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Thursday, Jan. 13 and students will return on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Students who missed class on Tuesday can make up work when they return.

Lawton Public Schools announced it will begin remote learning and Cache Public Schools will also be closed for the rest of the week.

Olustee-Eldorado Public School sent students home with packets Monday, with the rest of the week designated as virtual days.

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