COVID-19 cases prompt Lexington Catholic to stop in-person classes days after reopening

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington Catholic High School officials have announced that the school will switch from in-person to virtual learning starting Monday as a result of positive cases at the school reported by parents and the Lexington-Fayette Health Department.

A letter to families from Lexington Catholic High School President Sandra Young and Principal Mathew George on Sunday did not say how many positive cases were reported, but said the decision was made “out of any abundance of caution.”

Tom Brown, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, said Sunday he did not anticipate that other schools in the diocese that had reopened would also switch to virtual learning.

The school’s interim athletics director Kevin Bruggeman has suspended all sports practices Monday and Tuesday.

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Here’s Young and George’s letter to the Lexington Catholic School community (PDF).