Loved ones are mourning a Colonial Elementary School teacher's aide who died of complications from COVID-19.
Brittany Lauderback, a 33-year-old teacher's aide at the school, passed away on Sunday.
Lauderback, who was active on social media, announced on Dec. 27 that she had tested positive and later listed her symptom's on New Year's.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent Michael Christian said all Colonial School District schools will be closed on Monday out of respect for Lauderback. They will then return to in-person learning on Tuesday.
Schooling in a Pandemic
School counselors will be available virtually and by phone for students who want to talk. Resources for dealing with grief and loss are also available on the Colonial School District website.