YORBA LINDA (CBSLA) — The Travis Ranch School in Yorba Linda has placed all of its sixth-grade students in quarantine after an outbreak of cases.
The six-grade students have been sent home and will continue their education virtually from Dec. 13-17.READ MORE: Dozens Of Calif. Colleges To Pay Students $10K For Public Service Work Under New State Program
According to the press release issued by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, dozens of cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the school, a majority of which involved students in the sixth grade. Hundreds of students were identified as close contacts prompting the district to take these measures.
“The district does not take this decision lightly and apologize for the inconvenience,” officials said in a statement. “However, this determination was made with the safety of students, staff and families as the top priority.”READ MORE: LA Musician Marty Roberts Of ‘Marty & Elayne’ Lounge Band Dies At 89
The school has also canceled or postponed all large school-sponsored school gatherings and programs to limit the spread of the virus as well as additional cleaning and disinfecting.
“The district advises all sixth-grade families at Travis Ranch School to monitor their student(s) for symptoms of COVID-19 in the coming days,” officials said in the statement.
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