Kentwood — East Kentwood High School and Freshman Campus has pivoted to remote learning until Friday, Oct. 30 due to positive COVID-19 cases.
According to communication sent to parents from Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff, there have been seven positive cases in the past week on campus, leading to 123 individuals in quarantine.The Kent County Health Department recommended closing this week to allow for contact tracing and deep cleaning.
“This decision is very difficult and not made without a great deal of discussion and advice from the (KCHD),” Zoerhoff said in the communication. “We apologize for the hardship this puts on our students, staff and families. The recommendation from the KCHD is intended to break and eliminate cycles of transmission and keep our EK community safe. It is important that we all take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 so we can stay safe and continue to offer in person school for our students, staff and families.”