Waterbury Public Schools reports 4 new in-person positive COVID-19 test, 9 distance-learning positives

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury Public Schools reported several new positive COVID-19 tests in the district including two in-person staff members and two in-person learning students Sunday evening.

RELATED: Crosby HS in Waterbury transitions to distance learning for two days after in-person student test positive for COVID-19

In-person positives include:

  • One staff member at Bunker Hill Elementary School. That staff member and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate through Thursday, Oct. 15.
  • A second student at Washington Elementary School. That student will switch to distance learning until Oct. 12.
  • One staff member at Gilmartin Elementary School. That specific class will transition to distance learning through Wednesday, Oct. 14.
  • One student at Driggs Elementary School. That specific class will transition to distance learning through Wednesday, Oct. 14.

RELATED: Cohort at Washington elementary school in Waterbury moved to distance learning after student tests positive for COVID-19

Virtual-learning positives include:

New positive cases among virtual-learning students include students who have not been in the building since the semester began.

  • West Side Middle School (3)
  • Waterbury Career Academy (1)
  • Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School (1)
  • Bunker Hill Elementary School (1)
  • Hopeville Elementary School (3)

The district notes that “there are no building-wide closures” from these positive cases.

In all cases, per the District’s established protocol, the city’s Contact Tracing Team was engaged immediately and the appropriate notifications were made. The schools are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. We assure you that we are taking the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff.

The in-person individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are instructed to remain home in self-isolation for 10 days. Additionally, medical documentation is required prior to a return to the school building.

– Waterbury Public Schools

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