This morning, in a letter to the Ridgefield Public School community, Susie Da Silva, Superintendent of Schools together with Aaron Crook, COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liason, reported that a member of the Ridgefield High School community has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ridgefield High School is dismissing early today so that our administrative team can conduct a thorough contact tracing process and so that our custodial staff may conduct a deep cleaning of the building today. RHS students dismissed today should avoid gatherings until tomorrow.
Crook says, "We have consulted with our Medical Director, Dr. James Ahern, and Ridgefield Health Department Director, Ed Briggs, to determine the next series of actions. According to CDC and Connecticut Department of Public Health contact tracing guidelines the individual is considered to have been infectious when they were in the building on Tuesday, October 13th."
"Staff and students who have been exposed to the individual will be contacted by our administrative team later today and asked to quarantine for 14 days," Crook says.
For information on COVID-19 symptoms, please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html