The Lafayette School District announced on Monday that the entire fourth grade class would be forced to quarantine for fourteen days due to COVID-19 exposure.
The district has notified the families of over 200 of their fourth-grade students. One student and six out of eleven of the teachers in that grade have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Lafayette School District Superintendent Adam Pugh said the decision due to not having enough staff to cover the remaining student not found during contact tracing.
“We don’t have enough staff to cover our entire fourth grade class in-person, so we had to send everybody home, to do virtual lessons.”