Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice said tonight a COVID-19 case was reported at Long Lots Elementary school.
“Early this evening Dr. Debra Dunn, Principal of Long Lots Elementary School, learned of a positive COVID-19 test in one of the school’s fifth grade classes,” he said in an email to parents.
“The affected person will be excluded from the school environment and has been instructed to quarantine at home.”
He said upon learning of the positive COVID-19 case, the administration began immediate contact tracing.
“Those determined to be ‘close contacts,’ including some staff members, and one fifth grade class of students, have been notified.
He added: “These individuals spent a significant amount of time in the presence of the positive case, and as a result, were informed that they will be excluded from the school environment and recommended to quarantine for 14 days and may return to school on Oct. 12.
“They were also asked to reach out to their health care provider to obtain testing. To be clear, siblings and other family members of these children and staff do not need to quarantine.”