RPS COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison Aaron Crook reported that today, the District learned that a member of the RPS community has tested positive for COVID-19.
This case affected students at Branchville Elementary School and East Ridge Middle School dating back to Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24. Contact tracing for this exposure is underway, and some students in each school will be dismissed early today. The BES and ERMS communities will hear from their school administrators once contact tracing has been completed.
Separately, Crook said that the District learned that a member of the Ridgefield High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Crook, this case has a known source of exposure, and the individual was not in the RHS building during a time when they were infectious to others. "I have conferred with Town of Ridgefield Health Department Director, Ed Briggs, and RPS Medical Advisor, Dr. James Ahern, about these cases," he says.