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Bishop Gorman High School confirms second COVID-19 case on campus

Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 24, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bishop Gorman High School has confirmed a second COVID-19 positive case on its campus.

The private high school on the west side of the Las Vegas valley sent an e-mail to parents and students Monday evening informing them that "an individual who had been present on campus tested positive for COVID-19."

This follows Thursday's announcement that a person on campus had tested positive for the coronavirus.

In the statement sent to parents and students, it says "Based on the circumstances of the event, there is no evidence that the positive case originated at Bishop Gorman, and there is no known correlation to the positive case reported last week."

Bishop Gorman returned to campus for regular five-day-a-week classes last week, unlike public schools in the county that started distance learning today.

BGHS and other schools run by the Diocese of Las Vegas do provide a virtual-option for students.

Regarding this latest case, school officials informed families of the affected students who were on campus last Friday, along with faculty, staff, the Diocese of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Health District.

According to the release, "The SNHD has recommended that only the affected students enter into distance learning for 14 days, effective tomorrow." The school has also performed disinfecting procedures according to their plans.