As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Door County took off over the weekend, the masks went back on at Sevastopol Elementary School.
As of Sunday, there were 12 active positive cases among the students and staff at the district with another two on quarantine due to cases. It marks the second time the district has instituted a masking requirement for its elementary school children this school year. It instituted a masking requirement for 4K-6th grade students in the middle of September before making them optional again in late October. Superintendent Kyle Luedtke said the decision was made because of the uptick in cases at the elementary school and an added precaution coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday. He said they will re-evaluate the decision at the end of the week.
The rest of Door County has seen a decrease in active cases according to the most recent situation update from the public health department. Out of 158 tests performed, 45 came back positive for COVID-19. The number of active cases did go down by 25 to 314. Nine more people were hospitalized and no new deaths were reported, though those numbers could lag based on the information they receive from the state.
Door County Public Health has a number of vaccine clinics scheduled in the coming weeks as they begin distributing the second doses for kids on December 1st and 3rd in Sturgeon Bay and first doses on Washington Island on December 2nd and in Sister Bay on December 8th. The department will also host a clinic for COVID-19 and flu vaccines in Sturgeon Bay on December 9th.