ENFIELD, CT — Enfield High School will be closed Thursday and Friday after a positive case of coronavirus by a member of the school community was confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
Superintendent of Schools Christopher Drezek said the last day the infected person had been in the school was Monday. He said anyone who had been in close contact with the person has been or will be notified.
Students are to follow the Wednesday remote learning schedule while the building is closed.
The notification which was sent by Drezek to students, parents and staff members follows:
COVID-19 is spread mainly via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to discuss the following preventive measures with your children and family members:
For additional information on COVID-19 symptoms, please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
Staff and students exhibiting any of the above symptoms or feeling ill should remain home, call their medical provider to report their symptoms, and ask about testing prior to seeking in-person care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. For more information on what to do if you or a family member has possible symptoms, a diagnosis, or exposure to COVID-19, please see Addendum 5: Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts, which is available here: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVI...
We are closely monitoring this situation and working with The North Central District Health Department. We will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you - and stay well,
Christopher J. Drezek
Superintendent of Schools