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Lake Forest Academy closes building, moves learning online due to Covid-19 spread

Lake Forest Academy is closing for a period of 14 days after three staff members tested positive for Covid-19. (Port City Daily photo/file)

Lake Forest Academy is closing its building and transitioning to all-remote learning for 14 days after three staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

Thirteen employees and 13 students were in close contact with the individuals and are now quarantining.

Lake Forest Academy staff and students are moving to virtual instruction for two weeks, through Dec. 14.

According to a news release from New Hanover County Schools, the district consulted the New Hanover County Health Department and made the decision “out of an abundance of caution.”

NHCS and the health department and are asking the public to continue practicing the 3 W’s: wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart from others and wash hands often.

Anyone who thinks they may have come in contact with the virus should contact their healthcare provider or the NHC Health Department for advice.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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