September 2, 2021
I am writing to let you know that an individual who attended the Middle School New Student Orientation on Wednesday, September 1 tested positive for COVID- 19.
We are currently completing the contact tracing process in accordance with the CDC guidelines and are contacting families whose child has been deemed a close contact. If you do not receive an email, then your child was not deemed a close contact, and no further action is needed. As always, please monitor for any potential symptoms and keep students at home if they are feeling ill.
In order to protect the health and safety of the school community and avoid the need for prolonged quarantines, we recommend that eligible individuals get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 and that students participate in pooled testing. Pooled testing is available for students in K-PG and the full spectrum of pooled testing will begin on Thursday, September 9.
For questions about any symptoms, contact your health care provider. For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). You can also text your zip code to 898-211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the Maine CDC website and the CDC website. For any additional questions, please contact NYA Health Services Coordinator, Ashley Moody.
We will continue to share information on positive cases in our school community and complete contact tracing as required by the Maine CDC and DOE.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Head of School