LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — An entire middle school in Mississippi is in quarantine after more than a dozen students tested positive for coronavirus.
Long Beach Middle School ordered Tuesday that all students be quarantined for two weeks beginning Wednesday, according to the school’s website.
Students will return to the classroom on Oct. 14.
The news comes after 15 students tested positive for the virus.
Another 165 students are under quarantine.
In a statement, officials said they made the decision to temporarily shut down the school after 35% of students either tested positive or were exposed to the virus.