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St. Thomas More moving to virtual instruction through Nov. 20 due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Classes will resume after the Thanksgiving holidays on Nov. 30
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 19:54:27-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — St. Thomas More Catholic High School has announced that it will be moving to a virtual instructional model through Nov. 20 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases among students.

According to an email from the STM Administration, there are currently nine students with positive COVID-19 test results, which translates to roughly 10% of the student body being quarantined due to close contact.

"For the safety of our STM community, we have made this decision in order to mitigate the virus and hopefully reduce the spread," the email reads. "We feel that one week of virtual learning and one week of the Thanksgiving holidays will minimize the number of cases on campus."

STM adds that classes will resume after the Thanksgiving holidays on Monday, Nov. 30.

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