The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce announced last week that there will not be a Christmas parade down Main Street this year because of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, the organization is hoping the community will come together and make Steelville “A City of Lights” for the holidays.
Most students in the Steelville School District will be required to wear face coverings beginning on Wednesday, December 2. The new rule will allow more students to continue to attend classes even if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 at school.
Steelville students will not go to school the week of Thanksgiving or the Monday and Tuesday after the holiday weekend. Steelville School District Superintendent Mike Whittaker announced the calendar change for the school district on November 18.
Monday was the grand opening of the new Steelville Elementary gymnasium, including the first day for PE classes to be held in the new facility. SES Principal Candice Richter said, “We are beyond ecstatic!” In addition to the classes held in the new gym, four elementary students had the honor of being the first to shoot basketballs into the new buckets.
According to numbers released by the Steelville School District on Monday, November 16, there were a total of six positive COVID-19 cases in the district—three students and three staff members. The total quarantined in the district was 79–eight staff members and 71 students.