WASHINGTON - D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser says a city high school linked to a second case of the coronavirus is staying closed Monday. Bowser identified the facility as School Without Walls High School.
Three people who stayed at the same house as a Nigerian man who tested positive for coronavirus in Maryland were tested Sunday and all were negative. But one of them works at School Without Walls High School. The closure, Bowser said, will give staff time to communicate with staff and parents and to clean the school.
FULL STATEMENT | MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER | Sunday, March 8, 2020
School Without Walls High School
Over the weekend a senior leader of a prominent Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., was identified as the first person in the city to test positive for the coronavirus.
The Rev. Timothy Cole, the rector of Christ Church Georgetown, was in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday night, according to a statement Sunday from the Rev. Crystal Hardin, the assistant rector. The church has suspended all activities.
According to Christ Church Georgetown website, Cole has been the rector since September 2016, is married and has two children. "Out of an abundance of caution, Christ Church has canceled all activities including church services until further notice. We recommend that concerned community members contact their health care providers," the statement said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report