Possible COVID-positive case at Mt. Carmel School; contact tracing initiated

Mt. Carmel School (PNC file photo)

The Archdiocese of Agaña is working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and Mount Carmel School to determine that there are no positive cases of COVID-19 by members of the school.

No employee or student of Mount Carmel School has tested positive for the virus at this time. However, because of a known exposure to a visitor who has tested positive, the archdiocese is working closely with Public Health on contact tracing and COVID-19 testing.

Mount Carmel was notified that a visitor who attended a National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony at the school on May 7 had tested positive for the virus.

Public Health has directed that the limited number of students who attended the ceremony should self-quarantine. They will be tested early Monday. Public Health also advises all other induction attendees to be tested at its Tiyan, Barrigada site on Tuesday.

The Archdiocese assures the public and parents/guardians of Mount Carmel School that the school is following all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of its students and adults.

The principal is communicating with parents, students, faculty and staff and will advise them of any updates. By law, neither the school nor Public Health are permitted to disclose the names of individuals who have COVID-19.

(Archdiocese Release)