No COVID-19 cases reported in Galva schools

By Carol Townsend

GALVA – Galva School Superintendent Doug O’Riley said as of Tuesday Galva schools had experienced no positive COVID-19 cases.

“We are moving full speed ahead and so far no covid cases,” O’Riley said.
He said a few students have had symptoms and were sent home, but so far nobody has tested positive.

O’Riley said about 25-30 percent of students are staying home and doing work remotely.

Galva’s attendance is about the same as last year with 494 students.
Student attendance is from 8-11 a.m. currently, but will increase to 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14.

O’Riley said about 40 percent of the students whether at home or attending are picking up a sack lunch to take home.

O’Riley said bus routes are also going well. Siblings are seated together and others are spaced apart.

The school district purchased several fogging machines to prepare for this year. He said they are suppose to be used to disinfect every 90 days but noted, “We are using them in the buildings and buses once a week.”

Jim Anderson, the Avenue of Flags chairman said Monday a fund raiser of raising money to replace flags, storage boxes and replace the memorial markers is coming along.

Anderson said that $2,800 out of the $5,000 goal has been raised.
Donations can be sent to: Jim Anderson; Galva American Legion; 45 Wallace Street; Galva, IL 61434.

Donations may also be left with Annette Smith at the Galva Post Office.
Cafe closing – Sheri’s Cafe in Galva has announced it plans to close on Oct. 10.

Galva pantry – The Galva Food Pantry is scheduled to be open the following dates in September:

• Saturday, Sept. 5: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Monday, Sept 28: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.