Alpine High School moves to remote learning, cancels two football games after positive COVID-19 test

Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 8:47 PM CDT
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ALPINE, Texas (KOSA) - Students at Alpine High School are moving to remote learning after they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

According to Alpine ISD, the exposure happened between Thursday, September 17, and Monday, September 21.

The district did not say whether a student, staff member or teacher tested positive for the virus. The ISD said at least one of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 came in contact with nearly 100 other people, which made continuing in-person classes unfeasible.

“This individual on campus had had pretty much direct contact with about a third of the student body at Alpine High School,” said Alpine ISD Superintendent Becky McCutchen.

Students at the high school will be switching to remote learning from Tuesday, September 22 through Monday, October 5. In-person learning will resume on Tuesday, October 6.

““We fully expected this to happen at some point, and we may have to do this again,” McCutchen said. "We began preparing back in April, May, and June, and moving to a 1-to-1 with our electronic devices, which we were able to do.”

Kermit Head Football Coach Bubba Ross tells CBS7 that their game against Alpine on Friday has been canceled. Kermit is looking to find an opponent to fill in.

Alpine’s football game scheduled for October 2 against McCamey was also canceled.

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