COVID-19 Announcement (1/5/22)
January 5, 2022
Dear Faculty and Families,
We are writing to notify you regarding a COVID-19 notification.
This afternoon a faculty member tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member was on campus during the period of infectiousness. We are wishing our team member well for a speedy recovery and the individual will remain off campus until receiving medical clearance to return. After receiving the results after school hours, we applied the COVID-19 timelines and procedures set forth for schools by DESE/DPH. (DESE/DPH defines the infectious period as: “The infectious period begins 2 days prior to symptom onset. If someone is asymptomatic, the infectious period is considered to begin 2 days prior to the collection of a positive test result”).
This evening any confirmed close contacts were notified by members of our Administration team regarding next steps. There are very few close contacts to this case. (DESE/DPH defines close contacts as: “individuals who have been within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual while indoors, for at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour period. Please note that the at-risk exposure time begins 48 hours prior to symptom onset [or time of positive test if asymptomatic] and continues until the time the COVID-19 positive individual is isolated”).
If you were not contacted by an administrator this evening regarding this situation, you (staff) or your child (families) were not identified as a potential close contact and there is no change to your schedule.
Thank you for your attention. As always, staff and families should please continue to monitor for symptoms according to our daily health attestations.