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Yuma Catholic High School moves to online learning after multiple cases of COVID-19

Principal confirms spread began with volleyball team

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA,KECY) - Yuma Catholic High School will suspend all indoor activities, including in-person classes, after a number of students tested positive for COVID-19.

Principal Rhett Stallworth confirms the closure. Stallworth says the school made the decision "out of an abundance of caution."

The principal tells News 11's Cody Lee the initial cases came from the girls volleyball team. Stallworth says members of the team were initially quarantined. He says contact tracing has been conducted.

All indoor activities are cancelled through October 18. Outdoor activities, including sports, will continue as usual.

Yuma Catholic has its fall break from October 11-15. The school plans to resume normal activities afterwards.

News 11's Cody Lee is following this developing story, look for his updates here on and on the Early Edition at 5 p.m.

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