Several Jefferson County students have tested positive for COVID-19.
In addition, a couple of county restaurants recently had an employee test positive for the virus.
St. Pius official learned during the week of Aug. 10 that “a small number” of St. Pius X High School students have tested positive for COVID-19, school president Jim Lehn said.
Last week, the Festus R-6 School District reported that a high school student athlete had tested positive.
The St. Pius students who tested positive for virus had not been in class since school started, Lehn said.
St. Pius freshmen started classes on Aug. 14 and the rest of the students today (Aug. 17), and the school learned about the positive tests the week of Aug. 10, he said.