Pierre’s T.F. Riggs High School cancels classes due to rising COVID-19 cases

September 18, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – One of South Dakota’s largest  high schools has called off classes for Friday and postponed activities because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Pierre T.F. Riggs High School Superintendent Kelly Glodt said Thursday there were an estimated 15 cases of the coronavirus among students and 150 students have been asked to quarantine for 14 days.

School officials sent an email alert to parents Thursday morning that said the rates of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 has “greatly increased over the past few days.”

A special school board meeting has been scheduled today (Friday) to discuss the virus numbers. The school in South Dakota’s capital city has about 850 students.