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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Private and Catholic schools in Louisville started back just a few weeks ago and already have cases of COVID-19 popping up.

According to data from Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness, the following schools have had at least one case since Aug. 1. This data is current as of Sept. 3, 2020:

Archdiocese

  • St. Gabriel the Archangel
  • St. Xavier High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Assumption High School
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Agnes
  • St. Albert the Great
  • St. Paul
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • St. Raphael
  • Holy Trinity School
  • Our Lady of Loudes
  • Trinity High School
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • St. Stephen Martyr
  • Mercy Academy
  • DeSales High School
  • St. Patrick School
  • St. Edward
  • Saint Mary Academy
  • St. Martha Catholic School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. Nicholas Academy
  • Presentation Academy

Other Private

  • Whitefield Academy
  • Christian Academy of Louisville - Rock Creek Campus
  • Christian Academy of Louisville - English Station Campus
  • Gardner School
  • Vanguard Academy
  • The de Paul School

The Archdiocese of Louisville and other private schools, including Christian Academy of Louisville, announced they would proceed with their plans to reopen schools for in-person instruction starting in August despite Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation to delay classroom learning until at least Sept. 28.

In a news conference, Dr. Sarah Moyer Chief Health Strategist for Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness, said if more schools are going to safely re-open, contact tracing must be done and students and staff must follow directions when it comes to things like mask wearing and social distancing.

"I think the big thing to remember is, just as parents or students just make sure your school is following the recommendations: six feet apart, mask wearing the whole time and that they have a good contact tracing plan in place," Moyer said. 

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