Some students at Loganville Christian Academy as well as some students and faculty at Monroe County Day School have been placed on quarantine due to recent positive COVID-19 tests.
MCDS has had two staff members in the upper-school test positive. Founder Dr. Rita Dickinson said as a result, the whole upper school building will be quarantined through Nov. 3. Students will return to school on Nov. 4th. Until then, they will work from home.
“The good news is we have gone 10 weeks without a case,” Dickinson said.
And on Tuesday, families of students from LCA were advised that two of the 46 10th-graders had tested positive. Another 25 students in the 10th grade also were identified as primary contacts and the school decided that, out of an abundance of caution, all the 10th grade students would be transitioned to distance learning.
“In concordance with CDC and DPH guidelines, these primary contacts have been transitioned to Distance Learning for two weeks. Out of an abundance of caution, the school also decided to have the other 26 10th grade students move to Distance Learning for that same time period,” LCA noted in a press release.
Since some of the positive cases and primary contacts are a part of various athletic teams, LCA has suspended Varsity Football, Clay Targets, and eSports through the end of the day on Nov. 6. This includes the Nov. 6-7 Homecoming weekend which included the football game and the dance.
“Those events have been postponed at this time. Our goal is to keep our staff, families, and students as safe as possible during this time,” LCA noted.
These are the first instances that students in both schools have required a temporary return to distance learning since students returned to on-campus classes in the new school year.
Walton County Public Schools and Social Circle City Schools put out details on all positive cases and subsequent quarantines on a Friday each week.