Several graduates from local private school test positive for COVID-19, school says

A local private school in Buckhead confirmed several of its Class of 2020 graduates have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Lovett School leaders wrote on the school’s website it was notified by several Class of 2020 families about the test results. The school did not say the exact number of students who tested positive.

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“Because we are committed to helping the Lovett community stay healthy, we want to let you know that the school has been notified by several Class of 2020 families that their students have tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus means that most communities will be touched at some point, and we recognize how hard separation and missed milestones have been on the emotional lives of our students," the school said in a statement.

The leaders added the students are in contact with local health departments.


Like other schools in the state, Lovett closed its campus back in mid-March. The school postponed its traditional graduation ceremony until August but a drive-through graduation parade was held on May 17.

It’s not clear how or where the students got the virus or if it spread at the graduation parade or at private off-campus functions.

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