KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan School District will operate at the substantial risk level of its Start Strong COVID-19 mitigation plan through Saturday, dropping down from the high risk level because the number of active cases recorded in the community by Ketchikan Public Health fell to below 50 on Friday.

Masks are required for all students and staff at the substantial level, and students attend school fully in-person, according to the online KSD announcement posted on the district website on Sunday.

"Invited, pre-approved, educationally-based visitors" are allowed in school buildings, according to the Start Strong plan.

A limited number of masked spectators may attend school activities or sporting events.

This week will be the second week since the start of the school year that the Ketchikan School District has operated at the substantial risk level.

Ketchikan Charter School

A Friday statement from Ketchikan Charter School (which also was shared on social media by the school on Sunday morning) announced one case of COVID-19 connected to the school.

"The main building staff was notified this afternoon of a positive case in our building," according to the KCS statement signed by Principal Kayla Livingston. "This positive case only affected one area of the school, and the school will remain open next week."

School-related close contacts were notified of the exposure.

"Close contacts have the choice to test on November 11, 2021, or continue quarantining until November 15, 2021," the statement read.

"We continue to ask all parents to monitor their children's health, and if they have any symptoms, please keep them home until their symptoms improve," the statement continued.

— Compiled by Daily News Staff Writer Raegan Miller