COVID case at VP, 19 students and 10 staff in quarantine

Two COVID Cases at VPES

Aaron Crook reported that today, RPS learned that two members of the Veterans Park Elementary School community have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals were in the VPES building while potentially infectious to others on Thursday, January 14th, and Friday, January 15th.

"These cases both have a known source of exposure outside of the VPES building. Contact tracing for these cases has begun. Contact tracing has been completed," said Crook.

Nineteen students and 10 staff have been placed in quarantine for 10 days.

COVID Casee at Farmingville

The District also learned today that a member of the Farmingville Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not in the FES building during a period of time when they were potentially infectious to others. No contact tracing is needed.

Crook said, "I have conferred with Town of Ridgefield Health Director, Ed Briggs, and RPS Medical Advisor, Dr. James Ahern about this case. Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance."