Morant Bay High suspends in-person classes due to COVID-19 case

The Morant Bay High School is to reopen for face to face classes next Monday (June 7) after the institution suspended classes following news that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the school’s management, the institution’s closure will facilitate deep cleaning.

In addition, the acting principal Marsha Ford-Bryan revealed that the school will be carrying out contact tracing activities.

Ford-Bryan further noted that staff members, including teachers, are being encouraged to use the weekend to get tested for COVID-19.

In the first week of May 2021, over 500 school’s reopened for in person classes for students sitting exams, after being forced to close on March 21 due to an island-wide surge in cases.

Since the reopening of schools, there have been no reported outbreaks of the virus among the student cohort.