FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Five graduating seniors at a Virginia high school who attended a modified commencement ceremony at the school have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fredericksburg City Schools Superintendent Marceline Catlett said Friday that the five students at James Monroe High School tested positive for COVID-19, and all five attended graduation ceremonies at the school on Monday.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Bright And Breezy
She said the school has been working with the local health department and “the overall risk of exposure to the majority of students and staff at the event is considered low.”READ MORE: Several First Responders Injured Following Intentional Fire, Explosion At Baltimore County Nail Spa
The Free Lance-Star reported that each of the school’s 233 graduates had the opportunity to attend individualized ceremonies that were booked in short time slots over a three-day period. Graduating seniors could have their pictures taken with school administrators after exchanging elbow bumps.MORE NEWS: Jewish Community Center Reacts To Bomb Threat, Anti-Semitic Email
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