ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Enfield High School will be reopening today for in-person learning. This comes after a second member of the high school community tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
In a message to parents, students, and staff Sunday, Superintendent Chris Drezek reported all students would be remote learning Monday, Sept. 28 to give the school time to contact trace and notify those considered close contacts to the infected individual.
“I was hopeful that our closure last week would be an isolated incident, but unfortunately these are the circumstances we have to deal with during this difficult time. Please understand that the safety and health of our students and staff is our greatest priority and we will continue to do everything possible to provide the safest environment we can,” the superintendent said in the message.
Enfield High School was closed Thursday after someone at the school tested positive for COVID-19.
Superintendent of the Enfield Public Schools Chris Drezek announced in a statement confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 at Enfield High School. In response, the school closed Thursday, Sept. 24 and will continue to Friday, Sept. 25 to conduct contact tracing.
Students are asked to continue the remote learning schedule for both Thursday and Friday.
The superintendent said they found out about the case Wednesday afternoon We do not know if the person affected is a student or staff member About 1,500 students attend Enfield High School.
The full statement can be read in the Facebook post below:
Visit the school’s official website for more information.