CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte Christian School will reopen for in-person learning for lower and middle school students beginning Thursday.
The upper school will remain remote until Tuesday, Jan. 19.
In a statement to WBTV, the school decided to continue with on-campus instruction for the following reasons:
- “We believe on-campus instruction is the best for all of our students whenever feasible.”
- “Our active positive cases among students and employees has been and remains below 2 percent.”
- “Our protocols have and continue to keep the school campus as healthy as possible.”
- “We continue to have little to no evidence of the virus being spread while students and/or employees are on campus.”
- “The county health department clarified, late last night, that the directive is not a mandate for schools to move to online classes.”
On Tuesday, Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris issued a directive, asking Mecklenburg County residents to stay home for at least three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
“We respect the directive given by the Mecklenburg County Health Department and feel at this time, it is the best decision for Charlotte Christian to have classes on campus,” the school said in a statement. “We referenced the study by UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University that the governor mentioned in his recent press conference. It reiterates that there are low COVID-19 transmission rates on school campuses. Our school community continues to lift in prayer the health of our community neighbors and for the perseverance and protection of our health care workers.”