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At Union Academy, masks have been required, with some medical exceptions, since Aug. 2.

MONROE — Every Monday, Union Academy charter school updates its own COVID-19 Dashboard, and according to the last dashboard update (Sept. 27), the school has had a total of 160 positive cases among students and staff since July 26.

Most of the cases have been in middle school (fifth through eighth grades) where there have been 52 total positive cases. Kindergarten through fourth grades have had 46 cases and high school has had 44. There have been 18 cases within the staff population.

Currently, there are nine total, active cases. Kindergarten through fourth has four; middle school has two, high school has one and there are two cases among staff. No classes in Kindergarten through fourth are in quarantine, according to the dashboard.

As of Aug. 2, Union Academy has required face masks but allows medical exemptions from a medical doctor; an approval from the medical review committee is also required. On Aug. 11, the school reduced the number of quarantine days from 14 to either 8 or 10 days with a negative test result. The decision to reduce quarantines came with guidance from the Union County Health Department.

By comparison, Union County Public School’s Dashboard shows for the week of Sept. 27 — Oct. 1 that there are a total of 1,683 student or staff who are either isolated or excluded. There are a total 225 positive cases among students and staff.

Over 750 elementary students are either isolated or excluded as well as 384 middle school students and 402 high school students. More than 140 staff across elementary, middle, high schools and the central office are either isolated or excluded.