There will be no in-classroom learning for Ketchikan’s high schoolers on Wednesday after a cluster of COVID-19 cases related to a recent wrestling tournament was reported.
Ketchikan School District officials are asking parents and students to be on the lookout for COVID-19 symptoms after five people who attended last weekend’s high school wrestling event tested positive. In addition, an individual who attended Kayhi’s prom and a parent-sponsored after-party also tested positive for COVID-19.
Ketchikan High School will be closed Wednesday, with all students learning online. All after-school activities Tuesday and Wednesday are also canceled.
The district says public health nurses and school district staff are reaching out to people who were potentially exposed.
A vaccine clinic for teenagers scheduled for this week will proceed as planned, officials say.
The district says vaccination, along with proper quartining and symptom monitoring, “will help the District be able to finish out the school year with as much on-site learning and activities as possible.”