Houghton County Schools to move online for two weeks

HOUGHTON — Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, all Houghton County schools will move exclusively to online instruction for two weeks, beginning Monday.

The decision by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department was confirmed in an email to parents from Hancock School Superintendent Steve Patchin.

It comes after COVID-19 cases have been confirmed or suspected among students and staff in a number of districts, including Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Adams Township, and Chassell. Dozens more students who have been in contact with those who have tested positive have been quarantined.

Students should report to school as usual Friday. The in-person learning suspension will begin Monday, with students scheduled to return October 12th.

We will have more on this developing situation as information becomes available.