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Bessemer sends home two classes as COVID precaution


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools sent home a kindergarten and fourth-grade class Monday as a precaution against COVID-19 after a student in each of the classes became ill.

Bessemer Superintendent Dan Niemi said the precaution went beyond what the district is required to do

“Even though it is not required, we had to tighten the reins,” said Niemi. “I don’t want to have a pandemic breakout in our school system.”

A letter to parents posted on the district’s Facebook page said testing for the kindergartener came back negative Monday...

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