The rate of COVID-19 cases and numbers of close contacts at Elkhart Community Schools continues to go down.
That’s the latest update from Superintendent Steve Thalheimer. He says the district counted 43 confirmed cases among students, seven confirmed cases among staff members and 86 identified close contacts.
The Elkhart Truth reports those members are about half of what they were right after Labor Day.
Since then, the district implemented a mask mandate inside its schools.
Thalheimer says it’s keeping fewer students with COVID or close contacts out of school.