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HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — School’s out in Hancock County.

Starting today, Mt. Vernon High School is going back to virtual learning till September 7th, after around 35 students tested positive for COVID-19.

The school did not make the announcement publicly, but instead emailed parents directly.

The high school is currently in the district’s own orange risk category. Mt. Vernon Schools says if any school reaches red, the district’s worst risk category, it will consider closing schools.

Mt. Vernon High School joins Mt. Vernon Middle School, Fortville Elementary, and McCordsville Elementary in the district’s own orange risk category.

For a full breakdown of Indiana’s COVID-19 stats and county risk levels, click here.