MONROE, N.C. — Three students at Wesley Chapel Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release. Officials say several students and staff members may have been exposed to the virus. After consulting with Union County Public Health, officials decided to close the school for students and staff from November 17th through November 27th.
During this time, all students and staff will work remotely (Plan C) until the school reopens on Monday, November 30th.
Officials at Union County Public Schools say they are working with the students who tested positive and will determine close contacts with the help of Union County Public Health.
School officials say if a student had direct contact with any of the students who tested positive, a school nurse or a Union County Public Health staff member will follow up with parents within 24 hours for further guidance, according to a news release.
UCPS is also following cleaning protocols and will properly disinfect and sanitize the impacted areas of the buildings according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.