Another Coronavirus Case Reported At Middle School In Wallingford | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools


WALLINGFORD, CT — For the second time within the past three days, a confirmed coronavirus case has been reported at James H. Moran Middle School in Wallingford.

Officials notified families Tuesday that a person associated with the school has tested positive for the coronavirus. Families were also notified on Sunday night that someone at the school tested positive for the virus. That person was determined to be in “close contact with one or more people while in a school setting” and one cohort at Moran was switched to distance learning for this week as a result.

Tuesday’s case was also determined to be in “close contact with one or more people while in a school setting,” according to a message sent to parents. Everyone who was identified as a close contact has already been notified by school officials.

Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo again stressed that the COVID-19 cases are entering schools from the community and urged parents to continue to follow the best practices to limit the spread of the virus.

“I cannot impress upon everyone enough that actions taken outside of school are just as important as those taken during school hours,” Menzo said. “We have taken significant mitigation measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools; however, these are not safeguards against the virus coming into our buildings.

“We need your help to continue to employ social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing at all times outside of school. I know the holidays are coming and family gatherings will be planned. Family members can and have spread the virus to other family members. I continue to caution everyone to not let your guard down. We have seen cases in many places where this has happened and results in community spread which impacts our schools.”

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