The entire 8th grade class in the Waynesville school district will be learning from home for a while.

The decision follows numerous cases of COVID 19 reported in that class.

Officials say the virtual learning starts this Monday and will continue through October 2nd.

All 8th grade sports programs have also been canceled until then.

All students who’ve had close contacts with those who’ve tested positive have already been contacted and they will remain in isolation for the next 14-days.