Today, the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District administration was notified by our nursing team that two students at Knox Trail Middle School and a student at David Prouty High School have tested positive for COVID-19.
Through our contact tracing protocol, we have identified and notified all families whose students have had close contact with the individual. The person who has tested positive and anyone who had close contact with them will not return to the building for at least 14 days, unless they provide evidence of negative test results.
We cannot share further details at this time due to our need to protect confidentiality and comply with HIPAA requirements.
Primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If anyone in your home begins to demonstrate any of the symptoms listed above, we ask that you please keep your child home and consult your primary care physician. As well, please contact your school office if you begin to experience symptoms.
The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect your health. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands.
If you have questions or need to report a positive case of Covid-19, please contact Mrs. Carrie Cashman, Lead Nurse at (508) 885-8536 or via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District