The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas-St. John District, has suspended laptop and MiFi distribution at the Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John, effective immediately, due to COVID-19 exposure on the campus.
Contact tracing and COVID-19 testing of impacted employees are being conducted by the V.I. Department of Health.
As a result of the interruption in the distribution of the electronic devices, only students in grades PreK, Kindergarten, 1st-3rd, and 7th who have been issued devices from the school or who have devices of their own, will begin virtual learning on Mon., Aug. 9. Laptop distribution for all other grades will resume on Aug. 12 at the Sprauve campus and virtual learning for those students will begin on Aug. 13.
During the closure, the affected areas of the campus will be thoroughly sanitized with CDC - approved sanitization products for COVID-19.
The Department of Education reminds employees and residents to wear a mask that fully covers the nose and mouth, wash hands frequently, and practice social distancing.