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A whole group of sixth graders from a school in the town of Yorba Linda, in Orange County, is in quarantine this week after large numbers of students tested positive for COVID-19.
School officials reported that 37 students and two members of the Travis Ranch school staff were listed as confirmed cases of coronavirus, while hundreds of students were identified as close contacts.
The school authorities and the Orange County Health Agency They made the decisions to safeguard the students, staff, and families of the students on campus.
Travis Ranch School belongs to the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
“The district does not take this decision lightly and apologizes for the inconvenience; however, this determination was made with the safety of students, staff and families as the absolute top priority, ”the school district said in a statement.
Among the measures adopted was the disinfection and cleaning of the entire school, after the infections were reported.
Too all major meetings were canceled or postponed and school-sponsored programs at all grade levels.
The students will remain in quarantine this week, until Friday, December 17, and will continue with their classes virtually.
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