KIPP Memphis Schools closed for cleaning after positive COVID-19 cases

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — KIPP Memphis Schools will be closed for a deep cleaning after a student tested positive for COVID-19 this week, a spokesperson confirmed with WREG-TV.

The official said they decided to close their school buildings for one day as a preemptive measure to reduce the exposure of the Delta variant to students and teachers. The school has a student tested positive for the coronavirus during the first week of school.

The spokesperson said they are conducting a deep clean of our buildings, and they want to make sure they are able to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for KIPP students when they return to in-person learning on Tuesday. 

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