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Bumpy Start to the school year for Jefferson R-7

(Festus) Activity at the Jefferson R-7 School District is becoming more grounded after a bumpy start to the school year with a number of positive coronavirus cases alongside students and teachers out on quarantine.

Superintendent Clint Johnston says it’s been a challenging school year so far.

Earlier this month Jefferson stepped up its mitigation strategies by requiring students and staff to wear face masks throughout school buildings.

Since then COVID cases have settled down in the district.

As of right now district-wide the positivity rate is below 2 percent and each school building is below 2 percent thus face masks are no longer required but highly recommended in the Jefferson R-7 School District.

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