New Britain schools report more covid-19 cases

Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:31
Written by Catherine Shen

@cshenNBH

NEW BRITAIN – More new covid-19 cases are coming out from New Britain Schools and one school will move to remote learning due to staff shortage.

Starting today and continuing through the Thanksgiving break, the district announced late Wednesday evening that all Gaffney Elementary School students will move to remote learning. This is due to the amount of staff members quarantining that is causing staff shortages in the building at this time, the district said.

If students exhibit any covid-19 symptoms, are feeling ill, and/or test positive for the virus during the remote learning time frame, the district said to immediately contact the schools so arrangements can be made.

Also Wednesday, a member of the DiLoreto Elementary and Middle School community was tested positive for covid-19 and will be in isolation for 14 days. The person was last at the school on Nov. 13.

After investigations with the city’s Public Health Department, it was determined that there were multiple isolated close contacts related to this case and all those involved have been instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

No classroom or school closure was needed, the district said.

A member of the Jefferson Elementary School community was also tested positive for covid-19 and the person was last at the school on Nov. 17. The person will quarantine for 14 days and health officials confirmed that there were two close contacts with this case. They have been instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

Because of the circumstances, the district said they determined that no classroom or school closure was needed.

A positive covid-19 case also came out from Northend Elementary School on Wednesday, the person will isolate for 14 days and was last at the school on Nov. 13. There was one close contact with this case and the person will quarantine for 14 days.

It was determined that no classroom or school closure was needed, according to the district.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:31. Updated: Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:23.