Despite Knox County shifting back to ‘green’, RSU 13 to follow ‘yellow’ learning plans

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 9:30am

    ROCKLAND — Despite the recent color designation shift for Knox County from yellow back to green, RSU 13 will remain in the current yellow hybrid plan from now through at least school vacation week in December, according to a notice from the district.

    “We will continue to monitor the landscape and make plans for January once we have a better idea of where we are with cases in Knox after Thanksgiving break,” a Nov. 20 memo read. “It is our deepest hope that families heed the CDC’s recommendation to ‘celebrate each holiday within your current household only, and to limit any large gatherings.’ It is only through the community being cautious that we will prevent class quarantines and potential school closures.” 

    The letter reminded any staff or students who travel to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont will be required to quarantine until a receiving a negative test result, and the test must be taken either in the state you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to your return to Maine, or once you return to Maine.

    Any staff or students who have traveled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the school building until either the negative test result or 14 days has occurred, the letter stated. “This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is confirmed,” read the letter.