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Charter school in Palm Harbor to reopen early despite initial plans to shut down for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 case

Posted at 4:53 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:53:09-04

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- A charter school in Palm Harbor is reopening despite initial plans to shut down brick-and-mortar learning for two weeks after a confirmed coronavirus case.

Plato Academy announced that an employee tested positive on the Palm Harbor campus. School officials say the employee was not quarantined so the school was shut down for 24 hours so crews can deep clean the facilities.

The school initially announced the brick-and-mortar learning option would be shut down from September 22 to October 2. However, the school announced on Thursday that after "appropriate coverage for all of the employees who are quarantined," the campus will reopen for brick-and-mortar learning on Friday, September 25.

Below is a release sent by the school: