Several more new coronavirus cases reported out of New Britain schools

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:15
Written by Catherine Shen

@cshenNBH

NEW BRITAIN – Several new covid-19 cases have come out of New Britain schools late Monday evening but no school closures are needed.

Two members of the Gaffney Elementary School tested positive for the virus and will remain home to isolate for 14 days, according to the district. The city’s Public Health Department determined there were no close contacts related to this case, so there was no need to close the school or classrooms.

Also Monday, a member of the Slade Middle School community tested positive for covid-19 and will isolate for 14 days. The person was last at the school on Nov. 17. The public health department determined that there were no close contacts related to the case, therefore no classroom or school closure was needed.

Smalley Elementary School also had one positive test on Monday. The person will isolate for 14 days and the person was last at the school on Nov. 16. There were no close contacts in this case, said the district.

On Nov. 20, the district was notified that a member of the Lincoln Elementary School, small classroom setting, began showing symptoms related to covid-19.

“Because we will not receive the test results until later this week, and out of an abundance of caution, we decided to go fully remote for all Lincoln staff and students on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24,” said the district.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:15. Updated: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:17.