Nearly 100 high school students get COVID after a prom in California

By: | April 21, 2022

It’s supposed to be one of the most magical nights of any high schooler’s life, but for dozens of students at San Mateo High School, their recent prom turned out far from ideal.

“I was not very sick. I had a sore throat for a couple of days, like two. And then, um, congestion,” said student, Parker Del Balso.

Following the event at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, 90 out of the 600 students in attendance tested positive for COVID-19. Unlike some other schools in the area, masks at the prom were optional.

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