July 26, 2021

Several high school students in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a drive-through graduation parade

Several high school students in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a drive-through graduation ceremony, school officials said in a letter to students’ families.

The Lovett School in Atlanta Georgia did not disclose how many students had tested positive for COVID-19 after their drive-through graduation, but described the number as “several” in the letter from Head of School Meredyth Cole and Head Nurse Shana Horan.

“Unfortunately the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus means that most communities will be touched at some point, and we recognize how hard separation and missed milestones have been on the emotional lives of our students,” they said in the letter. “Families of the students diagnosed with COVID-19 are working with the appropriate healthcare professionals and Departments of Health.”

The Lovett School, which is an independent, coeducational day school that teaches students kindergarten through 12th grade, closed its campus in mid-March to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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