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Maryknoll High School shifts to distance learning after 2 positive COVID-19 tests by faculty

Maryknoll High School shifted to distance learning today for two weeks after two faculty members tested positive for COVID-19.

Maryknoll’s interim president, Shana Tong, sent an email to the school community saying that one case was confirmed on Saturday and the other on Sunday evening.

“Through our school investigation, fact-finding and contact tracing, we are confirming that these two situations are separate and are not connected,” she wrote.

All students, faculty and staff identified as close contacts have already been notified, Tong wrote.

All high school students will be in distance learning format until Nov. 30, when in-person classes will resume. Athletic practices and training sessions are also suspended until then.

“Within the span of a few days, we have experienced the emergence of COVID on our campus,” Tong wrote. “While these situations have created uncertainty, anxiety and concern, these are situations that our school has expected…”

“Due to the cooperation of all members of our school community, our action plan was implemented quickly to ensure the safety and well-being of all,” she added.

All grade school classes at Maryknoll are continuing as scheduled.

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