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Queen’s College staffer infected with COVID amid BGCSEs

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Queen’s College has revealed that a member of its staff has tested positive for COVID-19 amid ongoing national examinations at the private school.

“Unfortunately, we have learned that a member of our campus community has tested positive for COVID-19,” Reverend Henry Knowles, QC Principal said in a letter to parents on Friday.

Apparently, the infected employee has had no direct interaction with students or most of the staff currently on campus.

However, the Methodist school made the decision to close all potentially impacted campus areas for deep cleaning by an independent sanitizing company.

All staff who had close contact with the employee are now in isolation.

The COVID case on-campus prompted the school on Village Road to update its safety protocols during BGCSEs.

“Students are to be dropped off in the upper parking lot and must report directly to Rooms 201, 202 and 203. Following their exams, students are not to loiter on campus and must be picked up within 15 minutes,” Knowles said.

“Students are expected to properly wear a mask at all times and are to maintain proper social distancing to and from their examination rooms.”

Prior to the second wave of infections, the school had intended to implement a mixed schedule of face-to-face classes and virtual learning. However, the dramatic spike in cases on New Providence prompted QC to launch full virtual learning for the Fall 2020 term.

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