GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Middle school students at New Hope Christian School in Grants Pass are being sent home to quarantine after a positive COVID-19 case, administrators said in a letter to parents on Monday.
The quarantine applies to the entire New Hope middle school cohort, which includes all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Parents were instructed to pick students up by noon, with no lunch served in the school cafeteria.
Unless they develop symptoms, students will be able to return on September 28.
"Please monitor your student for symptoms during the quarantine. If your student does develop symptoms such as sore throat, achiness, or fever, it will be presumed Covid with or without a positive test, and that student will need to quarantine an additional 10 days from the onset of symptoms," New Hope administrator Annie Burnham wrote.
Siblings of students who are quarantining will be able to continue coming to school as long as the quarantined student does not develop any symptoms, Burnham continued. New Hope middle school volleyball practices and games have been suspended until September 28.
"We will continue to provide remote education during this quarantine period, and your student's teachers will be communicating with you about what school work they should be doing while they are out," Burnham said. "We are very sorry to have this occur so early in the year, but it is just a part of our current circumstances. We look forward to having everyone back at school on the 28th!"
NewsWatch 12 reached out to New Hope Christian for further information, asking how many students are impacted by the quarantine, but they declined to comment.