Because almost half of the first nine-weeks of school have consisted of remote-learning, Monroe County Schools has decided to extend the end of the first academic period by two-weeks. The new deadline for students to submit their completed assignments is Monday, November 16.
Through a post on social media dated Wednesday, November 4, Monroe County Schools announced that a county bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19.
The post stated, “A Monroe County bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. All those individuals who came in contact with the employee are quarantined per the Monroe County Health Department.”
The post further revealed that due to a shortage of substitute bus drivers, the following changes will be made for Thursday and Friday’s bus routes:
• Bus 180 (Bozoo) will be picking up/dropping off kids for both 180 and 206.
• Bus 199 will be running the town run for bus 206 on to pick up students on route 219 and on Stanley Hill.
• Bus 197 will be picking up/dropping off students for bus 203 on Wikle Road about 15 minutes later than usual.
• Bus 199 will be picking up/dropping off kids for bus 203 on route 219 in between the golf course and Peterstown.”
While Monroe County remains designated as gold on the color-coded county map, the county has been seeing the current spread of COVID-19 begin to slow. Infection rate within the county has decreased to 35.51%; almost 4% below the number from seven-days ago. The percent positive is down to 4.50%.
Free COVID-19 testing in Monroe County will be available on Thursday, November 5, at the Lindside United Methodist Church, located at 8764 Seneca Trail South in Lindside, testing hours will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; the Shrewsbury Funeral Home, located at 111 Market St. in Peterstown, testing hours are from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; The Greenville Senior Center, located at 309 Greenville High School Road in Greenville, testing hours are from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Free COVID-19 testing will be available on Friday, November 6, at the Lindside United Methodist Church once again, testing hours will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, located at 109 Railroad Avenue, testing hours are from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.; and once more at the Greenville Senior Center, testing hours will be from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.