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WATCH: Centralia R-VI superintendent talks positive cases, modified homecoming week plans

CENTRALIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The superintendent of Centralia R-VI School District joined ABC 17 News This Morning to talk about how the return to learn has been going.

Right now, there is one active COVID-19 case in the district. The case resulted in 17 close contacts being identified.

The district previously had another positive case, with about 30 close contacts.

Centralia R-VI also is coming upon its homecoming week. According to a news release from the district, the student dance, pep assembly, bonfire, flashlight parade, parade and alumni group visits are all canceled due to COVID-19.

However, the Oct. 9 homecoming football game will continue as scheduled. In the news release, district officials stated that CHS arranged to move the football game to South Shelby due to attendance restrictions in Boone County.

Centralia's band plans to perform at the South Shelby game, and they will hold a homecoming royalty coronation at the game.

"We are very appreciative to South Shelby, particularly High School Principal Tim Maddex and Athletic Director Rob Wilt, for their hospitality in hosting us for this event as it will allow unlimited attendance for Centralia fans and families of players, band members and coronation participants," the news release stated.

Read Centralia R-VI's return to learn plan below.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.

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  1. Too bad that public schools aren’t teaching basic math. Otherwise they could calculate for themselves that the infection mortality rate is about the same as ordinary influenza. Instead, they just drink the koolaid supplied by the self appointed “experts”, and hand the reigns of their lives to them. There continues to be “new cases”, which means eventually all of us will be exposed to it. Which means there is zero reason to panic over new cases. The original idea, to “flatten the curve” was reasonable, but that was accomplished months ago. There is no excuse for the implementation of restrictions any more, and no empirical evidence they work, other than to massage the egos of the tyrants we’ve handed our lives to. Take them back.

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