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Carroll High to switch to part-time classes

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Carroll High School students will attend school on alternating days starting Wednesday due to the number of students who have been infected by the new coronavirus and those who have been quarantined because they were in close contact with someone infected, the district announced this afternoon.

There are six high school students who are infected and 95 in quarantine, according to Superintendent Casey Berlau.

The switch to a so-called "hybrid learning model" comes about a week after the start of the school year. Under that model, students will attend school in-person on alternating days depending on the first letter of their last name.

On the days students are learning from home, they will be expected to complete online assignments. Those who lack Internet access can get paper copies of the assignments.

In total, there are nine Carroll Community students who are currently infected with the virus, and 138 are in quarantine. Two staff members are infected, and nine are in quarantine.

There have been 11 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Carroll County in the past day, and the county's two-week test positivity rate is 19.2 percent.

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