Rochester Superintendent Announce Cases of COVID-19 At Two Elementary Schools
Two Rochester elementary schools were found to have one positive case of coronavirus apiece, according to superintendent Kyle Repucci.
One individual was at the School Street School and the other was at the William Allen School, according to a press release.
The two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently self-isolating in accordance with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols, the release said.
According to the release, the individuals are expected to return to school in approximately two weeks pending DHHS clearance.
No further information was released regarding the two individuals who tested positive. It is unclear whether the individuals were students, teachers, or other members of the school communities.
The release said all remaining students and staff at the School Street School not identified as close contacts with the individual who tested positive will follow their normal schedules. Additionally, one third-grade classroom at the William Allen School will transition to fully remote learning until Monday.
Here is an excerpt from the press release regarding quarantine and close contact protocol:
The district is actively working with and following guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). All close contacts (anyone who was within six feet of the infected individual for 10 minutes cumulatively, up to two days before the positive test result) have been notified of their possible exposure to the virus and will be required to quarantine for at least two weeks. Specific quarantine plans have been provided to those affected. Those families and staff have been directed to get tested and keep themselves or their children quarantined until 14 days following their last possible exposure. If you did not receive a call, this means you have not been identified as a close contact and you are not required to quarantine.