MONROE — Three students at Wesley Chapel Elementary have tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, several students and staff members may have been exposed to the virus, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools (UCPS) communications department.

In consultation with Union County Public Health, a decision was made to close the school for students and staff from Nov. 17 — 27. During this time, all students and staff will work remotely (Plan C) until the school reopens on Nov. 30.

According to NC General Statute 115C-21A, UCPS is unable to publicly identify the persons involved.

Wesley Chapel is the sixth UCPS school (out of 53) to shut down in-person learning for a two-week period during the pandemic since the 2020-21 academic year began in August. Other UCPS schools that have closed due to COVID include: Unionville Elementary, Poplin Elementary, Weddington Elementary, South Providence and East Union Middle.