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Community Update Regarding COVID-19

October 8, 2020

Dear NYA Community Members,

I am writing to update you on some recent COVID-19 activity in our area.

North Yarmouth Academy was made aware today that an area independent school reported that a single student tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, no members of the NYA community are considered close contacts to this individual.

I am also writing to inform you that an ice hockey referee, who tested positive for COVID-19, refereed two games at NYA’s Travis Roy Arena. The games involved a men’s league and occurred Sunday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. The CDC is completing contact tracing, and all individuals who were close contacts will be recommended for quarantine. No NYA students were close contacts to this individual or at risk of exposure during the times the games were played.

We will continue to monitor these situations closely. While there is no need for any action here at NYA, we want to continue to keep communication open in this ever-changing world. We will be sure to provide updates as needed.

As always, we must follow privacy laws and protect the confidentiality of every student and staff member, while also ensuring that we are protecting the health and well-being of all members of our school community.

For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email info@211maine.org. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider. More information can be found on the DHHS and CDC websites. For more information on NYA’s response to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.

I appreciate your assistance in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you,
Ashley Moody
Health Services Coordinator