Ascension Catholic School shifts to virtual learning after positive COVID-19 cases

Posted at 7:33 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 20:33:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ascension Catholic School in Overland Park announced Friday it was shifting to virtual learning after two teachers tested positive for COVID-19.

"Out of an abundance of caution, Ascension Catholic School transitioned from in person learning to virtual learning on Friday, November 6, 2020," the school said in press release."The decision to transition to virtual learning was based on two teachers who have tested positive for COVID-19."

After consulting with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, it was determined five other teachers would have to quarantine due to close contacts.

Citing a limited amount substitute teachers available to fill in for the teachers who are in quarantine, the school said it would remain in virtual learning until at least Nov. 16.

"During the week of November 9th the school will be professionally cleaned to ensure the health of students and staff when they return to building," the school said.