More students return to classrooms after quarantine and Labor Day weekend

Messenger Staff Report

The long Labor Day weekend allowed ample time for students who were self-quarantined to make it back to the classroom. As of Tuesday, Sept. 8, 108 students returned to their classrooms from self-quarantine including two large groups — 29 students from Holy Cross District High School and 25 students from St. Mary School.

“It’s always good to see those groups who were close contacts of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19 return to the classroom as scheduled,” said Laura Keener, COVID coordinator for the diocese. “We are hopeful that this means that the hard work and sacrifices that our administrators, teachers, students and parents are making every day to implement the Return to School Requirements are indeed mitigating the spread of the virus in our school communities.”

As of Sept. 8, an additional four new cases of COVID-19 were reported bringing the total cases of students that have ever tested positive for COVID-19 to 13. Eight cases have recovered and returned to in-person instruction.

Coronavirus Report (as of Monday, Sept. 7)

Positive Cases
Active positive cases: 5
Recovered positive cases: 8
Total ever positive cases: 13

Symptoms/pending testing: 1
Contacts: 7
Close Contacts: 79

Returned to class after quarantine/self-quarantine
From Sept. 2– Sept. 8: 108 students (including 29 from Holy Cross District High School and 25 students from St. Mary School)
Total ever: 161 students

Schools reporting (24 of 39 schools)
Bishop Brossart High School
Blessed Sacrament
Covington Catholic High School
Holy Cross District High School
Holy Family
Newport Central Catholic High School
Notre Dame Academy
St. Henry District High School
St. Agnes
St. Augustine, Covington
St. Cecilia
St. Edward
St. Henry
St. Joseph, Cold Spring
St. Joseph, Crescent Springs
St. Mary
St. Patrick
St. Paul
St. Pius X
St. Therese
St. Thomas
St. Timothy
Sts. Peter and Paul
Villa Madonna Academy