RIDGEFIELD, CT — A member of the Ridgefield Public Schools community has tested positive for the coronavirus, but health authorities have determined there is no threat to students, families, faculty or administration.
According to Aaron Crook, the school system's head of nursing and COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison, the person who tested positive "was not infectious during the time they were in the school building."
The notification from Crook was distributed to the community on Monday in an email from Superintendent of Schools Susie Da Silva.
Crook said that the determination regarding the threat to the school community was made in consultation with Ridgefield Health Director Ed Briggs, and Dr. James Ahern, the medical advisor for the school district.
"No contact tracing or building closures are necessary at this time. We are grateful for the community's vigilance and adherence to mitigation strategies that keep all of us safe," Crook said.
The notification was in compliance with the Ridgefield Public Schools reopening plan, which calls for community notification anytime a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.