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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The start of the school year has been delayed for students attending Lourdes High School in Rochester.

A letter sent to parents by Dr. John Wald, the co-chair of the Rochester Catholic Schools Board of Trustees, says the first day of the 2020-2021 school years has been pushed back until September 8th because three Lourdes High School staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The first day of class for the students at the Catholic High School was scheduled for next Monday.

Dr. Wald also indicated three other Lourdes staff members are currently in quarantine because they had close contact with the staff that tested positive.

The letter says the other schools in the Rochester Catholic Schools system will start on Monday.

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