Charlotte-area school high school goes virtual after 20 tests positive for COVID-19
MATTHEWS, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Covenant Day School canceled classes for high school students Thursday after 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since last Friday, according to an email obtained by FOX 46 Charlotte.
“Since last Friday, we have received reports from 20 members of our high school community who have tested positive for COVID-19,” the email sent to parents read. “Notably, eight of these cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. “
School officials said those who test positive are isolating themselves and following the advice of medical professionals.
School leaders are tracing contacts and said they will contact anyone who may have been in close contact with someone who is HIV positive.
Classes were canceled Thursday to allow time for contact tracing. Students were allowed to return to school to collect books and school materials at designated times.
High school students will attend “distance learning” on Friday August 27th. A plan for next week will be communicated to parents no later than 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the email.