KIRKWOOD – Robinson Elementary School will be closed for at least two days starting Monday as more than a quarter of the staff and four classes are under quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure.
Two students and one staff at Robinson are currently on quarantine after testing positive for the virus or experiencing symptoms following known exposure. A third student and another staff member are waiting for the results of the COVID-19 test. Kirkwood elementary schools returned to live school in mid-October.
David Ulrich, the director of Kirkwood, said: “Many of these instructional staff are part of our student core support team.
The school is at least the 11th school in the St. area. Louis to turn to distance training this month because of a spike in coronavirus infections or the segregation between students or staff.
Five Southwest School District schools in Macoupin County, Illinois are closed until November 17, along with two schools in the Crystal City School District in southern Jefferson County.
Simpson and Hamrick elementary schools in Fox School District in Jefferson County also closed this week after more than 5% of staff tested positive for COVID-19.