Loyola High School is temporarily moving to online learning and closing its doors after learning that, “multiple members of the Loyola community” have tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials at the Notre-Dame-de-Grace high school issued a letter to parents saying remote classes will begin as of October 13.
According to the Catholic high school’s website, the building will stay closed until at least October 26.
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“The best course of action is for the school to transition to full distance learning mode as of Tuesday, October 13,” says Loyola president Father Brennan. “The school building will be closed to allow time for the viral residue to die, after which it will take several business days for our team to disinfect the school thoroughly.”
The school did not specify how many people within the community have been affected by the virus but said it has contacted all students and members who may have been exposed.
The school’s administration says it will reach out to all staff, faculty, and students once it is deemed safe to return to the building to collect their belongings. For the time being the entire campus is currently off-limits.