Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been announced at Rochester schools, bringing the total to five cases this week within the district.

There were two new cases reported at the Rochester Middle School and the William Allen School, respectively, on Thursday. Among the three cases also announced on Monday, one was at the William Allen School, which now apparently has two cases among its community members.

The other case announced Monday was at the School Street School, which like the William Allen School is an elementary school. This likely means that there are five cases of coronavirus across three separate Rochester schools.

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According to a press release, the three individuals revealed to have tested positive on Thursday are self-isolating in accordance with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As was reported to be the case with the original two infections, the three individuals who tested positive are expected to return to school in approximately 10 days pending necessary clearance. No information has been released about any of the four individuals and it is unclear whether they are students, teachers or other members of the school communities.

As a result of the two new cases, the release said two seventh-grade cohorts will be participating in fully remote learning until February 8 and one fourth grade class at the William Allen School will be fully remote until February 2. The release also said anyone who may have been impacted by the infections has been notified.

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