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For the first time in the school year, Cheverus goes remote

The private Catholic school says there are three known active cases of COVID-19 with close contact to more than a quarter of staff and students.

PORTLAND, Maine — For the first time this school year, students at Cheverus High School in Portland will be learning remotely because of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

In a letter to students and families, principal Dr. John Moran says there are three known active cases at Cheverus and contact tracing identifies more than a quarter of students and teachers as close contacts.

According to Moran, the school consulted the Maine CDC and says there is no evidence of in-school transmission.

The plan is to be remote through next Thursday


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