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Continued rise in COVID-19 cases in Ohio compels two Clermont Co. school districts to change course

Milford High School official recieves threatening message
Posted at 5:51 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 20:39:49-05

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Two Clermont County school districts Thursday announced adjustments to their learning model in light of recent increases in coronavirus cases across the region.

Starting Friday, Nov. 6, Milford High School -- the county's largest high school -- will return to full-time remote learning, Milford Schools announced in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. Additionally, Clermont Northeastern Schools Superintendent Mike Brandt said in an email to parents that the entire district would return to remote learning effective Monday, Nov. 9, until Nov. 30 at the earliest.

Clermont Northeastern did not indicate when schools would return to in-person learning.

"Please know that this decision was based off of the COVID-19 data in conjunction with input and recommendations from the Clermont County Health Director and District Nurse," Brandt wrote in an email obtained by WCPO.

Milford Schools posted this message to Facebook Thursday afternoon:

As of 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Clermont County Public Health reported 403 active cases of COVID-19. Statewide, Ohio saw a record number of new cases reported Thursday, 4,961.