In-class education is scheduled to return to return to the Drew Central School District Nov. 2 after the district was forced to switch to virtual learning because of COVID-19.

According to the Advance Monticellonian Newspaper, the Drew Central campus was shut down this week because 21 staff members were quarantined.

Because some of those quarantined were district and building level administrators and facilitators, the district was forced to switch to virtual learning.

The newspaper quoted Drew Central Superintendent Kimberly Barnes as saying that “Virtual is not like being face to face and we have people with other issues right now that are at home. Add those and we have 26 employees out easily right now.”

Barnes said some of those faculty members who are currently quarantined will be able to return to school Nov. 2 while the rest can come back Nov. 9.