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Bishop Brossart HS admins to start school year in self-quarantine

Posted at 8:20 PM, Aug 16, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. — As Catholic schools under the Diocese of Covington prepare to start school, Bishop Brossart High School's principal, assistant principal and secretary are all set to start the in-person, 2020 academic year -- in self-quarantine.

The Diocese of Covington said principal Dan Ridder came into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19; the assistant principal and secretary will self-quarantine due to possible exposure as well. All will be tested before they return to school, according to a letter from superintendent Michael Clines to parents of students.

Ridder was last in the school Thursday, August 13, the letter reads, and the school office has since been sanitized. The school intends to continue with its soft opening Monday, and the Diocese said they plan to evaluate the situation the week of Sept. 6.

"We are monitoring daily each of our schools and will take any necessary actions to mitigate the spread of the virus. We will evaluate our experience the week of September 6 and communicate statistical findings with the public," said Laura Keener, communications director for the Diocese, in an email.

The school has been in contact with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and are following their guidance, the letter to parents said.