Coronavirus Case Confirmed At Moran Middle School In Wallingford | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

WALLINGFORD, CT — One cohort at James H. Moran Middle School in Wallingford will switch to distance learning this week after a person at the school tested positive for the coronavirus, according to officials.

The person was determined to be in “close contact with one or more people while in a school setting,” according to a message sent to parents on Sunday night. Officials have notified everyone who was identified as a close contact.

“Due to the impact on the school and teaching staff, all students and staff on Team 7-1 will distance learn this week,” according to a joint message from Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo, Wallingford Health Director Stephen A. Civitelli and Nurse Coordinator Kathy Neelon. “Those who have not been notified to have been a close contact will return in person to school on Monday, October 26, 2020. The individuals who were determined to be close contacts and have been notified of that fact will be quarantined until Monday, November 2, 2020.

“The Wallingford Public School District and Wallingford Health Department will continue to work cooperatively to ensure that all contacts have information on how to protect themselves and others. Information related to case investigations is confidential and private health information will not be disclosed by the Wallingford Public School District and Wallingford Health Department.”

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