Superintendent Thomas Scarce sent the following email to parents tonight:
“Early this evening Dr. Debra Dunn, Principal of Long Lots Elementary School, learned of a positive COVID-19 test in the school.
“The affected individual will be excluded from the school environment and has been instructed to quarantine at home.
“Upon learning of the positive COVID-19 case, the administration began immediate contact tracing.
Those determined to be ‘close contacts,’ including some staff members, and one fourth grade class of students, have been notified.
“These individuals spent a significant amount of time in the presence of the positive case, and as a result, were informed that they will be excluded from the school environment and recommended to quarantine for 14 days and may return to school on Oct. 30.
“They were also asked to reach out to their health care provider should they develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19. To be clear, siblings and other family members of these children and staff do not need to quarantine.
“As I have shared in prior communications of a similar nature, working closely with the Westport/Weston Health District and our medical advisor, it has been confirmed that the staff and students have implemented our mitigating measures by maintaining distance to the maximum extent possible, and by wearing masks.”