Thirteen More COVID-19 Cases in Schools Announced Monday and Tuesday, Total of 71 New Quarantines | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools


In the past two days, 13 people in Darien Public Schools, either students or adult staff, have tested positive for COVID-19, and a total of 71 people have had to be quarantined for at least 10 days, school district officials have announced.

The vast majority of positive tests, nine, came from students or staff at Darien High School. One came from Middlesex Middle School, three from Hindley School and one from Royle School.

On Monday, seven people in the district tested positive, resulting in new quarantines for a total of 46 people. Five of the positive tests were of Darien High students; one from Middlesex; two from Hindley and one from Royle.

On Tuesday, four Darien High School students tested positive, and one from Hindley School. The high school cases resulted in 20 others being quarantined, for a total of 25 new quarantines.

“The affected individuals have been instructed to remain home in self-isolation for ten (10) days from the date of their positive test.  All family members have also been instructed to self-quarantine and get tested,” said the message from schools Superintendent Alan Addley and district Nursing Services Director Alicia Casucci.

Full Text: Tuesday Night Message

Sent to Darienite.com at 8:01 p.m.:

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Today, April 6, 2021, the Darien Public Schools District COVID Response Team was notified about five (5) individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The affected individuals have been instructed to remain home in self-isolation for ten (10) days from the date of their positive test.  All family members have also been instructed to self-quarantine and get tested.

Location

Last Day in  Building

Contact Tracing: Additional Individuals Quarantined

DHS Case #1

4.1.21

0

DHS Case #2

3.24.21

0

DHS Case #3

4.6.21

18

DHS Case #4

4.1.21

2

Hindley

4.1.21

0

The details of these cases have been reviewed with the Darien Health Department and our District Medical Advisor.  Contact tracing has been completed and it has been determined twenty (20) additional school community members are considered close contacts and will require a 10-day quarantine from the date of last contact.

Your continued diligence with monitoring for symptoms and practicing preventative measures is greatly appreciated. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms or if they are awaiting test results, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing collaborative efforts in helping to protect the well-being of our greater community.

Sincerely,

Dr. Alan Addley, Ed.D

Superintendent

Alicia Casucci, APRN, CPNP

Director of Nursing Services

Monday Night Message

Sent at 8:36 p.m., Monday:

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Royle Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School and Darien High School will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6.  Tomorrow will be an F day at high school. All schools in the District will be open.

Today, April 5, 2021, the Darien Public Schools District COVID Response Team was notified about nine (9) individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The affected individuals have been instructed to remain home in self-isolation for ten (10) days from the date of their positive test.  All family members have also been instructed to self-quarantine and get tested.

Location

Last Day in  Building

Contact Tracing: Additional Individuals Quarantined

DHS Case #1

3.26.21

0

DHS Case #2

4.1.21

0

DHS Case #3

4.1.21

11

DHS Case #4

4.1.21

22

DHS Case #5

3.26.21

0

MMS

3.24.21

0

Hindley Case #1

3.31.21

5

Hindley Case #2

4.1.21

1

Royle

3.23.21

0

The details of these cases have been reviewed with the Darien Health Department and our District Medical Advisor.  Contact tracing has been completed and it has been determined thirty-nine (39) additional school community members are considered close contacts and will require a 10-day quarantine from the date of last contact.

Your continued diligence with monitoring for symptoms and practicing preventative measures is greatly appreciated. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms or if they are awaiting test results, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing collaborative efforts in helping to protect the well-being of our greater community.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Alan Addley, Ed.D

Superintendent

 

Alicia Casucci, APRN, CPNP

Director of Nursing Services





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