“Cut Bank Schools have done a great job educating our students throughout this current pandemic. Unfortunately, we have several positive COVID cases in students and staff, and many students and staff members quarantined,” announced Cut Bank School Superintendent Wade Johnson on Tuesday, Jan. 26. “After meeting with our administrative team and Glacier County health officials, we have decided to close Cut Bank Schools from Wednesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 7.”

According to Johnson, Cut Bank Schools staff will engage in remote instruction starting Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5. “We regret the inconveniences that will be caused by this action, and we ask for help in safe practices at home during the closure. We are taking this action to set us up for a strong finish to our school year,” stated Johnson.

Cut Bank High School Principal and Athletic Director Tres Genger confirmed all athletic events and practices have been cancelled. “We are making arrangements for the Speech and Drama students to compete in the State Meet,” he added. The State Meet is scheduled to be held virtually.

According to the latest information from the Glacier County Health Department, eight more Glacier County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of active cases to 36. As of Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, four of those individuals are hospitalized.

 This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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