EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials with the Diocese of Evansville announced that Memorial High School will be moving to virtual learning for the rest of the week.
In a press release, officials say this decision was made due to six positive COVID-19 cases that resulted in a significant number have students having to quarantine as close contacts.
They say the decision is centered around the health and safety of the Memorial family in an effort to stop the risk of further spread.
They tell us about 20 percent of the high school is currently in quarantine after being labeled a close contact.
The diocese tells us that while instruction remains virtual this week, students who have not been labeled close contacts can still participate in extracurricular activities.
They say they have worked closely with the Vanderburgh County Health Department and have been reassured that the safety measures in place in the school are appropriate, and any opportunities to improve further will be implemented.
Decisions about learning schedules after the week of September 21 will be announced once they are made.