FAIRFIELD, CT — A Fairfield Ludlowe High School student and a contractor at Roger Ludlowe Middle School have both tested positive for the coronavirus, Fairfield school officials said Friday.
The student had not been in the building since Sept. 22 and the contractor was working outside the school, according to the school district. No one at either school needs to quarantine as a result of the new cases, and both schools will remain open, officials said.
District parents and staff were first notified about the Fairfield Ludlowe case Friday, and a second message was sent later that afternoon about the contractor at Roger Ludlowe. Both messages were attributed to Superintendent Mike Cummings and COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison Angelus Papageorge.
The news of the two cases comes after a temporary cleaning worker at Roger Ludlowe recently tested positive for the virus, forcing custodians who may have been exposed into quarantine earlier this week.
Also previously in the week, a separate Fairfield Ludlowe student was confirmed to have the virus, as was a student enrolled in the district’s Remote Learning Academy. The Fairfield Ludlowe student was in quarantine when they tested positive, and the remote student had not been in close contact with anyone in the school community.
Of the district schools, Fairfield Ludlowe has been the most impacted by the virus, intermittently closing its building in recent weeks as a safety precaution. As of 3 p.m. Friday, three Fairfield Ludlowe students were confirmed to have the virus and another 20 Fairfield Ludlowe students had recovered from it, according to district data. Additionally, 50 students and 11 staff members were in quarantine.
Affected schools as of Friday included Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde high schools; Roger Ludlowe and Tomlinson middle schools; Dwight, Holland Hill, Jennings, Mill Hill, Sherman, Osborn Hill and Riverfield elementary schools; and the Early Childhood Center at Fairfield Warde.