Rising cases prompt distance learning for one metro school district

One metro suburb also makes changes
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Distance learning returns to at least one metro school district Photo credit Getty Images

Another metro-area school district is changing their ways due to COVID concerns.

Administrators with the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district announced that they're moving most of their students back to a distance learning model starting Wednesday.

For now, the new policy lasts all of next week.

The district cites a rise in cases, especially among kids ages 5 through 19 and evidence of transmission inside schools.

In Forest Lake, city officials have closed its offices until next week due to a spike in COVID cases there.

Meetings are rescheduled and employees are working remotely.

In the past week, the state has reported a 53 percent spike in new cases, and a 37 percent jump in hospitalizations.

Records show a majority of those hospital with COVID are unvaccinated.