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December 3, 2020


JC schools on virtual mode
Keeping kids in school for face to face instruction continues to of Jennings County Schools. However, with the pandemic ramping up, and it being expected to continue on this pathway for the next few months, local schools are responding.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Local task force recalled
The Jennings County Coronavirus Task Force has been called back into action.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Appointment needed for test
If you want to get tested for the virus, an appointment is needed at the free testing site at the ETC, 1200 West O&M Avenue.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

PPE is still available free to businesses
With the number of COVID-19 cases going up in the area, businesses may need to restock their 3-ply masks and liquid sanitizers.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Schneck to begin prioritizing surgeries and procedures
Due to the increase in COVID-related hospitalizations, Schneck Medical Center must begin carefully prioritizing surgeries and procedures.

Prioritization will be based on a variety of factors including the individual patient's medical condition and risk for disease progression, as well as availability of the organization's capacity level and vital resources such as critical equipment and supplies, available staff, and beds.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Letter from Superintendent details school changes, effective November 16
The following was posted to Facebook by JC Superintendent Teresa Brown:

November 12, 2020
Dear JCSC Families,

As you know in Jennings County, we have been experiencing an increased number of COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. Keeping kids in school for face to face instruction continues to be our goal. We know it is best for kids. However, with the pandemic ramping up, and it being expected to continue on this pathway for the next few months, we are making some changes to allow us to function safely.

We have had to close Hayden and North Vernon Elementary until November 30th due to widespread close contacts of positive COVID cases and a shortage of staff. With the exception of one school, we have every building experiencing large numbers of student and staff absences. We now have 28 staff members out due to COVID or close contact reasons (not counting JCHS or Hayden). With JCHS and Hayden included, we have 48 staff members out for COVID related reasons. When speaking with our health department today, I was told the community spread is significant, and it is "escalating at a high rate".

Therefore, beginning Monday, November 16th, we will be moving the entire district to virtual learning until November 30th. This is actually for seven school days due to Thanksgiving Vacation. We will allow sports/ECAs to resume on November 16th for JCHS, so teams can begin getting in practices etc... (with strict protocols being enforced). JCMS and elementary schools will wait until November 30th to resume sports/ECAs.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Jennings County on verge of crackdown
Jennings County went 'Red' last week with the GOP winning big time.
Now, the county is positioning to go red again, but this time it has nothing to do with politics.

It has everything to do with health and it's not good news for anybody.
"The amount of Covid cases are going up drastically," reports JC Health Department manager Peggy Roe.

"That's why we are anticipating the worse."

That "worst" would be for the Indiana Department of Health to elevate Jennings' COVID-19 status to Red, from the Orange level it was raised to last week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hard to believe, but the virus hasn't been all bad
Myra Godfrey, a publicist with a marketing solutions company, says contactless menus may be one of the most interesting permanent changes to the dining experience to come out of the pandemic.

"Part health and safety, part online efficiency, contactless menus allow for customers to safely and easily view and order from restaurants for dine-in or dine-out and for restaurants to keep their menus on top of up-to-the-minute changes," said Myra.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

JCHS goes 'virtual' for next two weeks
Due to three positive COVID cases and several staff members being considered close contacts with these positive cases, Jennings County High School has moved to virtual instruction for a two week shutdown starting on Nov. 3 and will return for in-person instruction on Monday, Nov. 16. Athletics and extracurriculars will also follow this schedule.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

JCHS to move to virtual Instruction beginning Nov. 3
On Monday, November 2, 2020 Superintendent Teresa Brown posted on Facebook the following information regarding Jennings County High School:

Due to positive COVID cases at JCHS, the high school will move to virtual instruction beginning on Tuesday, 11/3/2020. Please see the quick information guide below:

• Virtual Instruction at JCHS - Jennings County High School students will be utilizing virtual learning from home beginning Tuesday, 11/3/2020. Students will receive their coursework via Google Classroom.

• Athletics and Extracurriculars - ALL Jennings County High School extracurricular and athletic events, practices, contests, and performances are postponed during the closure.

• Quarantining during Closure - To keep the spread of the COVID-19 virus to a minimum please remain at home during the school closure. If and when you must be in public be certain to follow social distancing guidelines and be wearing a mask.

• Positive COVID Test - Please be sure to let JCHS know if your student has a positive COVID test during the school closure.

• Food Distribution - JCHS will be distributing food to students in need. Details about food distribution will be shared at a later time.

• Return to In-Person Instruction - Students will return to JCHS for in-person instruction beginning on Monday, 11/16/2020.

Monday, November 2, 2020

City gives blesssing for free COVID testing site to be at its ETC building
The North Vernon City Council embraced '-at arm's length - the new COVID-19 testing site to be at their Educational Training Center or ETC at their meeting last week, Monday, Sept. 14.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

COVID-19 positive case at JCHS
The following was posted to the Jennings County High School Facebook page Sept. 11, 2020.


Friday, September 11, 2020


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