BELIZE CITY, Wed. June 2, 2021– Classes at Wesley College were suspended on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, after a staff member at the high school tested positive for COVID-19. Out of caution, the management of Wesley College suspended school for the remainder of the week so that deep cleaning can be carried out in the buildings which house the high school.
Wesley College noted in a release issued to the public that some of their students were sitting exams at the time that the COVID-19 case was discovered. The school’s management hopes that they can return to normalcy in the coming days and that students can return to the classroom by Monday to finish their exams.
Incidentally, the upper and lower divisions of Wesley Primary School had also reported cases of COVID-19 among their student population last month, with three students and one teacher in the lower division testing positive for the virus, and another student of the upper division testing positive. The cases at Wesley Upper and Lower School were tied to the clusters of coronavirus at the Princess Casino.
Health officials are now conducting a contact tracing exercise following the discovery of a COVID-19 case at Wesley College. So far the infected teacher is asymptomatic and in good health, but for precautionary reasons has been asked to stay off the campus. It is to be noted that the teacher is from the Cayo District and commutes regularly, so it is possible that the teacher may have gotten infected in transit to Wesley College.