The month of April will be a quiet one in Clinton County. All three area school districts – Lathrop R-II, Clinton County R-III and East Buchanan C-I – have announced that they’ve pushed back possible return dates should the COVID-19 pandemic ease up in the coming weeks. Lathrop R-II has identified their earliest return date as Tuesday, April 28, while East Buchanan has cancelled school until at least Monday, April 27. Clinton County R-III will remain closed through at least Friday, April 24. The extended cancellations come as Clinton County experienced its second and third confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. The Clinton County Health Department confirmed Saturday, March 28, that one patient was female in her teens who had traveled recently to a location with a high rate of the virus, while the other patient is a woman in her 30s. Both had entered voluntary self-isolation, according to the CCHD ....
Clinton County’s first case was confirmed on Sunday, March 22, as a male between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. On Thursday, March 26, Clinton County Health Department Administrator Blair Shock issued a public health emergency order that residents shelter in place as much as possible, staying at home while avoiding public outings. The order urged residents to continue to avoid any public event with 10 people or more and to maintain social distancing practices. The City of Plattsburg has extended its state of emergency proclamation, which also urges residents to shelter in place as much as possible, through at least Thursday, April 30.
CCR-III Teachers on Parade
Ellis Elementary teacher Liz Filger waves to parade watchers on Tuesday as the teachers made their way through Plattsburg. The parade was aided by members of the Plattsburg Fire Department and the Plattsburg Police Department.
As the spring rolls on without schools in session, the teachers at the Clinton County R-III School District in Plattsburg took time on Tuesday, March 31, to drive throughout Plattsburg and Trimble in parade formation to see their students once again. The Clinton County R-III School District, along with other area districts, has announced it will remain out of session at least until the last week of April.
A trio of kids await the parade Tuesday at a city park.
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