COVID outbreak closes West Valley High School building for 10 days

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. —A COVID-19 outbreak at West Valley High School has forced the school to turn to remote-only learning for the next week and a half. 

In a letter to parents, the high school said there were five positive cases in a two-day span, which required the school to move to “Level 3.” That resulted in 30 classes being closed and 500 students going into quarantine. 

The decision to move to remote learning for 10 days was a decision made in conjunction with the Spokane Regional Health District. 

The closure began Wednesday morning and will continue through Monday, May 17. It also affects high school sports. Students will be able to participate in competitions and athletics starting May 15. 

The letter from the high school can be read here. 

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