More than 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the graduation ceremony or prom for St. Dominic High School.
The O'Fallon, Missouri, school hosted an outdoor graduation on July 8 and an offsite prom was held two days later. There were 19 students who tested positive plus two guests, according to a news release sent Monday by the school.
All student activities at the school are canceled through Aug. 9. Classes are scheduled to start Aug. 17.
Dr. Jason Newland, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University, has pointed to proms and graduation parties as a contributing cause of the recent local rise in cases among teenagers.
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