Logan County schools announced Sunday that there was a positive case of COVID-19 at Auburn School from an employee who last attended work on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

As a result of the positive test, it was announced that all three second grade classes will move back to virtual learning until Sept. 25. Since Sept. 25 is a Friday, the first day the second grade students will be back in the building is Monday, Sept. 28.

Superintendent Paul Mullins said that two of the classes could be back to school in-person sooner, pending additional information. All staff members who have been advised to quarantine have done so.

“Our district is working closely with the local health department to follow their guidelines,” Mullins said. “The safety of our staff and students remains our top priority and we appreciate the community’s unwavering support as we continue to navigate these unprecedented challenges.”

Mullins said that second-grade parents were notified of the situation on Sunday with a phone call. All other parents at the school were to be notified by either mass text or a one-call on Monday, which is part of the protocols the district has set in place any time there is a positive case of a staff member.