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Las Cruces Catholic School is in-person and virus free, but LCPS could stay online all semester [Video]

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — After four weeks of face-to-face instruction, Las Cruces Catholic School has had no reported cases of Covid-19.

"Our kids are so happy to be in school, to be interacting with their friends, to be learning in real time with their teachers," said Adrian Galaz, the school's principal.

The private school requires masks, temperature checks and frequent handwashing. Galaz estimates 70 percent of his students are attending school in person.

"Even though we are a smaller campus, we're hoping to provide somewhat of a blueprint for other schools to follow," the principal said.

However, Galaz has a campus of 215 students. Las Cruces Public Schools has a district of 25,000 students.

"Let's say we had one positive case or two positive cases at a given school," said LCPS Superintendent Karen Trujillo. "That would mean that we would either have to close down that classroom or close …

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