A Nov 4 Health Alert from Greenwich Schools informed families at GHS that a faculty member who is not a teacher had tested positive for Covid-19 due to an undetermined exposure, also known as a community transmission.
This faculty member has not been in the building since Monday.
The alert said that as a result of thorough contact tracing, it had been determined that five members of the faculty will remain in quarantine for the required 14 days at the time of exposure. No students have been asked to quarantine.
Also, at Western Middle School, an 8th grader who as last in school on Oct 28 tested positive due to exposure from a family member outside school. The parents of 13 students impacted have been notified and will be in quarantine for the required 14 days.
At North Street School, a first grader last in school on Oct 28 tested positive. The child’s homeroom will quarantine for 14 days.
Original Story: Nov 2
A Health Alert on Sunday, Nov 1 from Greenwich Schools Head Nurse Mary Keller and Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said the district was notified that an elective class teacher was last in school on Friday, October 30 had tested positive for Covid-19 due to exposure from a family member outside school.
The notice to families said that contact tracing determined that 25 students in both GHS cohorts – “Cardinals” and “Greenwich” – plus four teachers, will remain in quarantine for the required 14 days.
Return dates are expected to be during the second week of November depending on the date of close contact.
“In addition, we were also notified that 16 students were exposed during a team sports competition not associated with Greenwich Schools on Friday,” the notice continued.
As a result, the 16 students will remain in quarantine for the required 14 days at the time of exposure.
The notice said that as of Sunday there was not a confirmed positive case, but that if any of the 16 students tested positive, contact tracing would begin immediately and the district will notify families.
The district has a set of quarantine “Do’s and Don’ts on their website, including using a separate bathroom when possible, not sharing utensils, dishes, cups/glasses, bedding, towels, and other personal items, checking for fever (100.4° and greater), shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, or new onset cough.
The district’s website regularly updates its Covid-19 information. As of Oct 1, the district has made 279 phone calls as part of contact tracing, and five schools are currently affected: CMS, GHS, Hamilton Avenue, New Lebanon, and North Street School. The updates include town and county tracking information.
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