WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Students at Wentzville Middle School will go virtual starting Thursday after several students are believed to be COVID-19 positive.

According to the school district, out of 850 students at Wentzville Middle School, 25 students have recently tested positive. However, another 590 students are in full or modified quarantines. That means nearly 73 percent of the student population is affected by COVID-19 right now.

“Numbers are changing literally by the minute, I would say that every time we trace a case, another case is added on top of that,” said Assistant Superintendent Jeri Labrot. “In talking with county health, this is a much faster transmission than we have seen in the past.”

The Wentzville Board of Education called a special meeting to make the decision to go all virtual Wednesday night. The school board is working to determine when would be the best date to return all students to the classroom.

The district said it's enhancing cleaning efforts, communicating safety and health protocols to parents and continuing to work with the St. Charles County Health Department to prevent another outbreak.

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