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SHEBOYGAN — It somehow seems both forever ago and like yesterday that the Sheboygan Area School district announced on Oct. 13 that it would be moving to an all-virtual learning model.

Since then, students have tallied 24 school days outside of the classroom. When Tuesday night's extension expires, students will have been in virtual learning for a total of 53 school days.

Since closing schools, total confirmed positive cases has increased from 89 district-wide on Oct. 9 to 413 as of Nov. 20.

Much has happened in the last month, so here is a timeline of events to review, step-by-step, the decisions made by the district:

Sept. 20 — SASD confirms first positive case of COVID-19 at Grant Elementary

Oct. 8  — Jackson Elementary becomes the first building to transition to virtual learning

Oct. 10 — Early Learning Center transitions to virtual learning 

Oct. 11 — Pigeon River transitions to virtual learning

Oct. 12 — Etude Elementary transitions to virtual learning 

Oct. 13 — SASD transitions all schools to online learning beginning Oct. 20 through Oct. 30

  • Student positive cases as of 10/9: 56
  • Staff positive cases as of 10/9: 33

Oct. 28 — SASD extends virtual learning through Nov. 13

  • Student positive cases as of 10/23: 95
  • Staff positive cases as of 10/23: 65

Nov. 10 — SASD extends virtual learning through Thanksgiving break (Nov. 24)

  • Student positive cases as of 11/6: 172
  • Staff positive cases as of 11/6: 88

Nov. 24 — SASD extends virtual learning through the end of the semester (Jan. 21)

  • Student positive cases as of 11/20: 290
  • Staff positive cases as of 11/20: 123
SASD positive case chart

This dashboard can be found at www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us or by clicking here.

For context on the district's decision in real-time, here are some other important dates to know:

Oct. 7 — Sheboygan tops New York Times COVID-19 watch list 

Oct. 8 — Gov. Tony Evers limits public gatherings to 25% 

Oct. 9 — Wisconsin creates field hospital for overflow COVID-19 patients

Oct. 19 — Sheboygan hospitals announce that only 2 ICU beds are available at the moment

Nov. 10 — Sheboygan County tallies 10 deaths due to COVID-19 overnight

Nov. 10 — Sheboygan Falls middle school moves to all-virtual learning model (Set to return Nov. 18)

Nov. 12 — Random Lake School District goes virtual through Thanksgiving Break (Resume Nov. 30)

Nov. 13 — Howards Grove School District goes virtual through Thanksgiving Break (Resume Nov. 30)

Nov. 18 — Gov. Tony Evers extends the Wisconsin mask mandate into January

Nov. 18 — Sheboygan Falls School District goes virtual through Dec. 3

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