A sign outside Ketchikan High School (Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District photo)

In-person classes will resume Monday at Ketchikan High School. That’s according to a statement from Ketchikan Superintendent Beth Lougee.

The school was closed Thursday after a student tested positive for COVID-19. But after disinfection and deep-cleaning, the school building is set to open Friday morning. Not for classes — students already had a previously-planned day off — but district office staff will return, and a virtual debate tournament, a drive-through flu clinic and other scheduled activities will go ahead, officials say.

State public health nurses are still combing through the infected student’s contacts, and it’s not yet clear how many close contacts have been identified. The school district is requesting that anyone contacted by public health officials complete their assigned quarantine before returning to the school.