Comstock High cancels school due to COVID

The one-day cancellation was prompted by an infected person at a dance last week.

All classes at Comstock High School have been cancelled for Tuesday, Oct. 19. That’s after the district found out a person infected with COVID-19 attended a dance at the school last Friday.

A letter from Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey J. Thoenes said they’ve been unable to discover the source of the infection, which led them to call off school. All sports and other extracurricular activities are cancelled as well.

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“After consulting the Kalamazoo Health Department, and given the magnitude of the contact tracing that this situation will require, classes at Comstock High School will be canceled,” wrote Theones.

He said vaccinated students shouldn’t need to worry. But unvaccinated students who attended last Friday’s dance should call the school’s office to get further instructions.

Comstock Public Schools requires mask wearing in all indoor settings at all its schools. Classes at the high school are expected to resume on Wednesday.

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