50 BAHS students in quarantine

With COVID outbreak, Belfast Area High School goes remote, cancels extracurricular activities

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 7:15pm

    BELFAST — The Belfast Area High School finished its day, Oct. 13, in person, but all practices and competitions have been suspended through Friday.

    “Due to the increasing number of positive coronavirus cases at BAHS, we will need to go remote for two days, Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15,” said Superintendent Mary Alice McLean, in a Wednesday announcement. “Therefore, all athletic and extra-curricular activities are postponed through Friday.”

    McLean said that 13 positive cases of COVID had been reported at the high school, and the district was waiting to see the test results of several other students.
    “At the moment, we have over 50 BAHS students in quarantine, with the likelihood that this number could climb considerably higher over the next few days,” she said. “Our goal is to interrupt the number and frequency of classroom exposures. All students will have their 1:1 devices and attend school remotely, following the same synchronous bell schedule.  We currently intend to return to in-person instruction on Monday, October 18. All other schools will remain in school in person.”