COVID-19 case confirmed in Belfast elementary school

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 9:00pm

    BELFAST — Fresh on the heels of an additional 11 Covid-19 cases countywide, RSU 71 Superintendent Mary Alice McLean reported a positive case at one of Belfast’s elementary schools. 

    The statement was released Oct. 16, is to inform those involved with the Captain Albert Stevens School, and the community at large, that there has been a positive test. 

    “Today is the last day of our seventh week of in-person instruction, and I write to you with difficult news. We learned this morning that an individual at the Captain Albert Stevens School has tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the first case of a student or staff member in RSU 71 testing positive,” McLean’s release reads in part. 

    Students were not on the CASS campus today, and school nurses and administrators have begun the process of notifying all students and staff “who have been in close contact with [the] individual.”

    “All of those contacted will be required to quarantine through Oct. 28,” McLean wrote. 

    Though McLean notes that to ensure confidentiality, no additional information about the specific case is available, the school nurse at CASS, Chris Kiley, is available to answer general questions and share information about Covid-19. 

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