Keio Academy in Purchase shuts down campus for rest of the school year

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A private school in Purchase has decided to closes its campus for the remainder of the school year due to coronavirus concerns.

In a statement, officials from the Keio Academy say they are shutting down to protect students’ safety and health.

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They say, in part, “The prudent course of action for the safety of our students and the effective management of the situation is to anticipate an increase of cases in the School to reach a large number during the coming months and render the School an infection cluster.  

After consideration of all the medical facts and advice, the Board of Trustees has decided that it must act now in the interests of our students’ safety and well-being.”

The say that classes will be continued online until the end of school year. 

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