The state of Missouri is now trying to reduce the number of students in quarantine in the Lake Area during the COVID-10 pandemic.

DESE is concerned about how all kids are handling distance learning models.

      NEWS-11-12-2020 MISSOURI SCHOOLS 2 - 13th November 2020

Director Margie Vandeven with DESE.

To reduce the number of kids in quarantine after having had close contact with another child testing positive for COVID-19, a mask will be worn so the child showing no symptoms can stay in school.

Vandeven also says families are having a hard time managing their lives while kids are home from school during quarantine.