WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury Public Schools reported Sunday, two in-person learning students and five virtual learning students have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the school system.
One in-person positive is a student attending Generali Elementary School. The district says students in the same cohort as the positive student will transition to distance learning immediately through Friday, Sept. 25.
The other in-person positive student attends Wallace Middle School. The last day the student was in the school building was Friday, Sept. 11.
The in-person students who tested positive were instructed to stay home in self-isolation for 10 days. The student will need to produce medical documentation prior to a return to in-person classes.
Generali also reported three virtual learning students have tested positive for the virus. Those students have not been in the school building since the new school year began.
Additionally, North End Middle School has reported two virtual learning student has tested positive for the coronavirus. Those students have not been in the school building since the new school year began. And Wilby High School has reported one virtual learning student has tested positive. The school district says this student has been virtual since Sept. 10. The last day they were in the school building was Sept. 9.
Upon reports of all positive cases, the district initiated contact tracing immediately. Those identified as close contacts were notified.
The district said in a release, “The schools are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly as per defined protocol. We assure you that we are taking the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff.”