3 Positive Cases In 3 Schools Reported Friday: Superintendent

Ellyn Santiago

MADISON, CT — Thursday one positive COVID-19 case was reported at Ryerson Elementary School.

By Friday, three new cases were reported in three different schools. In the message from schools superintendent Dr. Craig Cooke, it's not clear how many are quarantined and doing remote learning from each school as a result, but all have been notified, he said.

The latest cases do not warrant any school closures, he said.

Here's Cooke's full message.

Dear MPS Community:

On January 8, the Madison Public School District was notified that separate individuals at three of our schools - Daniel Hand High School, Polson Middle School, and Brown Intermediate School - tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals have been instructed to remain home and quarantine.

The District has followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance as it pertains to close contacts. A close contact is defined as being within six feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes. All students and staff directly impacted by this temporary shift to remote learning have already been contacted by a school administrator and instructed to quarantine.

Through investigation and consultation with the affected individual, the District Administration and Department of Public Health feel confident all three schools can remain open.

We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding as we continue to respond to the ever-changing conditions in our community.

Sincerely,

Craig A. Cooke,

Ph.D.Superintendent of Schools

This article originally appeared on the Madison Patch