In-person learning will be discontinued through the end of next week for students in Centreville Public Schools.
The decision was made during a special board of education meeting Monday, when superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said 160 students were under quarantine.
The large number easily warranted the drastic step, district officials concurred.
Lemmer said as of Monday evening, the district had nine positive cases and 160 students in quarantine. That does not include another six cases the district hadn’t even started factoring into its numbers.
Through Monday evening, the district has had to quarantine 17 staff members – about 20 percent of its employees having to isolate for a 14-day period.
For now, the district plans to resume in-person instruction Nov. 16.