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Hardin Co. Schools Close Due to High Student Absences

Schools in Hardin County will be closed the rest of the week after over 25 percent of the students were absent on Tuesday.

On the school's web page, Superintendent Andy Edmondson said with over a quarter of the students absent the district will use the rest of this week to assess the situation to best determine how to move forward.

He said the district will be using school emergency days -- which means there will be no school work assigned and no meals delivered. The district will make up these days at the end of the year.

Edmondson said while this decision was not easy to make, the focus is on getting the students healthy.

The Hardin County General Hospital and Clinic is asking the public to do its part to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The hospital's Facebook page posted Wednesday morning in the past 24 hours 24 percent of people tested for COVID were positive.

They stress if you are sick, stay home, and isolate as much as possible from those around you. Wear your mask and social distance when appropriate. Wash your hands frequently.

They remind if you are exposed to someone that is COVID positive and don't have symptoms, wait 3-5 days before being tested. In all likelihood, you will not be positive the first day or two after your exposure.

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