Moose Lake High School students will switch to a hybrid learning model Wednesday, Sept. 30 due to rising COVID-19 rates in Pine County, said Billie Jo Steen, superintendent.

About one-fourth of the Moose Lake School District is located in Pine County, where the COVID-19 case rate per 10,000 residents reached 10.3, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Grades seven through 12 are required to move to hybrid learning when the 14-day case rate is between 10 and 20.

“We anticipate we will be in this model through Friday, Oct. 23, unless things change and we are required to go to a more restrictive model,” said Steen.

She added that there are no cases in the school.