Many DC seniors to quarantine prior to graduation

Many DC seniors to quarantine prior to graduation

Sarah Mesloub and Shyla Parks

Due to ongoing COVID outbreaks, many Del Campo seniors will switch to Cohort C starting on Monday 5/24. They are doing this because they do not want to risk being exposed to someone who has COVID and then not be able to walk in the graduation ceremony.

There will still be students who decide to attend school, Valerie Aring told us “I’m fully vaccinated so I’m going to keep going in person.”

Elijah Smith is planning on switching to Cohort C he said, “I’m not yet fully vaccinated, although I plan to be, but for the remaining weeks I will feel safer to be at home to make sure I can attend graduation.”

Vice Principal Mr. Uhler says,”It seems a shame that seniors feel the need to shorten an already shortened year, but if the end result means that they will be able to walk the stage without fear of a prior quarantine, I understand.”

Due to COVID, seniors can only have two guests be there for their special day. It’s an unfortunate situation but having some type of graduation is better than none at all. It will be live-streamed on Zoom for any family or friends that won’t be attending but still want to watch.