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Parents feeling pressure with school closures as COVID cases rise

Jan 14, 2022 06:02AM ● By Editor

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Parents feeling the pressure with notifications about exposure and potential closures. Photo: WDIO-TV

From WDIO-TV - January 13, 2021

When many parents get notifications on their phones these days, it comes with a sense of stress about what COVID exposure is coming next.

On Wednesday evening, families in Cloquet got an email asking them to prepare for potential school closures. The letter said staff shortages are a big problem, and the district is making contingency plans in case they need to close a school building or the whole district.

One parent we spoke to said that their contingency plan is basically using sick and vacation time, and then a leave of absence or even quitting their job. "They say it takes a village to raise a child, but our friends work and have young kids too," she said.

Day care leaders say they are struggling to keep classrooms open, as they know that parents need to keep working. 

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