MEDFORD, Ore. — A number of students at St. Mary's School in Medford are temporarily back on distance learning after a cluster of positive coronavirus cases, school administrators confirm.
Five sixth grade students and one teacher tested positive for the virus.
Prinicipal Jim Meyer said that students from Grades 6-8 will be learning remotely for 14 days. They are set to return around February 1.
"[It's] better to err on the side of caution," Meyer said. "We are following the operational blueprint to a T. Let's just be cautious."
Meyer said that St. Mary's students have been back on in-person learning for some time, so an outbreak of cases was bound to happen.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.