A staff member at Coleytown Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, forcing closure of the school, Superintendent Thomas Scarice told parents today.
“The Administration learned early this morning that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Given the timing of the notice and our need to follow District protocols with contact tracing, as a precautionary measure, Coleytown Elementary School will be closed today, Friday, September 11, 2020, to students and staff,” he said in an email.
“This closure includes the staff and students of Stepping Stones preschool.”
He added: “(Principal Jenna) Sirowich and the administrative team will be working closely with the central office administrators, the Westport Weston Health District, and our medical advisor to assess the impact of this positive COVID-19 test and begin contact tracing< We will provide an update to the CES and preschool community later today.
“In the interim, our custodial staff will be conducting a thorough cleaning of the building to ensure it is ready for reopening.
“We regret needing to take this action and for the late notice but feel it is the most prudent decision so that we can implement the necessary tracing measures. The health and safety of students and staff are our primary concern.”