Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, Perry County School District 32 in Missouri will be making the transition to online learning. District officials made the announcement that the last day of in- person classes will be on Friday and all campuses will close to all students starting at 3.p.m. All athletics are allowed play through Labor Day. Officials made the decision to transition to online learning after the Perry County Health Department raised the community Risk alert on Wednesday morning to Moderately High, or orange, but health officials did not issue an order to close school campuses. The school district will have students learn remotely for two weeks starting Monday, but all staff will be on campus to perform their everyday tasks. All extra circular activities for all students are cancelled for two weeks. District officials say they will give an update on their plans for the following week beginning next Thursday evening. The district will reevaluate the Community Risk Alert level and issue an update on September 17, 2020. On Tuesday, the Perry County Health Department confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases and six new probable cases.