Two more positive coronavirus cases at New Britain schools

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:01
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Two more positive covid-19 cases have been confirmed by New Britain schools late Wednesday, but no classrooms or school closures are needed.

District officials were notified Wednesday afternoon that a member of the New Britain High School community tested positive for coronavirus. The person will quarantine for 14 days.

The New Britain Public Health Department investigated the case and determined that there were no close contacts within the community so the high school will remain open, according to the district. The last day the affected person was on campus was Oct. 13.

The other positive covid-19 case came from a member of the Slade Middle School community, the district said. The affected person has also been asked to quarantine for 14 days and the last day the person was at Slade School was Oct. 14.

According to the Public Health Department, they determined that there are multiple close contacts who are not currently experiencing illnesses and symptoms resembling those of the virus. Those who were in close contact with the person who tested positive for coronavirus have been instructed to remain home and quarantine for 14 days.

The last day the people were at Slade School was also Oct. 14.

Because of these circumstances, the Public Health Department has determined that no classroom or school closure is needed. Slade School will remain fully open.

School officials emphasized that they continue to closely monitor the situation with the Public Health Department and will provide the community with updates as needed.

“Please remember that if staff or students exhibit any symptoms of covid-19, are feeling ill, and/or test positive for coronavirus during the time we are in the remote learning model, they should contact the school nurse,” said district officials.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:01. Updated: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:03.