MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- All Menomonee Falls schools will suspend in-person classes beginning Monday, March 16 due to the growing coronavirus pandemic, the district said Friday.
Classes will move to "alternative learning, including virtual access to education," an emailed statement says.
"This preemptive dismissal strategy promotes social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students and community safe. The risk of infection in our community is presently low and this action will help us keep it that way," Superintendent Corey Golla said.
Students are expected to receive specific instructions on how their classes will proceed by Monday. Spring break will continue as planned from March 23-27.
The district joins a growing list of K-12 schools and higher learning institutions that are taking classes online due the pandemic. See a full list here.
In Wisconsin, eight total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. Seven are currently active (3 in Dane County, 2 in Fond du Lac County, and one each in Waukesha and Pierce counties) and one person has since tested negative and recovered (Dane County).
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