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Report: Brewers home opener postponed again after more positive COVID testsSubmitted: 08/01/2020
Report: Brewers home opener postponed again after more positive COVID tests
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
Sports Anchor/Reporter
agoldstein@wjfw.com

MILWAUKEE - The Brewers' rescheduled home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed yet again after more Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19.

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, between four more Cardinals tested positive; one player and three staff members.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told players' union president Tony Clark that a potential league shutdown could come as early as Monday if there's a significant spike in COVID positives over the weekend, per Keith Olbermann of ESPN.

Milwaukee's initial home opener was slated for yesterday, but got cancelled by two positive COVID tests on the Cardinals. None of the Cardinals interacted with the Brewers, who have not announced any positive tests of their own.

The two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 1:10 p.m. CT. That doubleheader has not been postponed or cancelled yet.




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THREE LAKES -

Students and parents have been patiently waiting to hear from local school districts on what classes will look like in the fall.

Last night, the Three Lakes School District flipped the script, they instead took questions from community members to hear their concerns.

Educating is a stressful job, now imagine trying to plan a school year around a global pandemic, and combine that with answering questions from nearly 130 parents in one night. That's a day in Teri Maney's shoes.

"It was truly a listening session...this was laying the groundwork so people have an idea of what we're planning and thinking about at the district," Maney said. 

 Those plans primarily aim to have students back in the classroom full time.

 "That would be our goal to return on site five days a week," she added. 

But with COVID-19 showing no signs of letting up in the U.S. backup plans will be in place for any changes.

"Our next level would be a blended approach," Maney added, "We're keeping our primary focus on elementary students being on site and that might mean for our junior high and high school, a little shift of scheduling."

Three Lakes would then approach any positive cases in the district through guidelines from Oneida and Vilas county health officials.

"We also have a plan for if we would have a positive identification in a grade level, or a teacher, or if there's a teacher. We would not want to shut down the entire district," Maney explained. 

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"The last level, level four, that would be fully remote instruction."

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