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Ridgefield Public Schools Reports COVID Cases at Multiple Schools Including Alternative High School

Ridgefield Public Schools Report COVID Cases

Alternative High School

Today, Aaron Crook, RPS COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison reported that the District learned that an Alternative High School (AHS) community member has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was in the AHS building while potentially infectious to others on Monday, February 22nd, and Tuesday, February 23rd. Contact tracing for this case has been completed.

East Ridge Middle School

The Districtt also learned that 3 members of the East Ridge Middle School (ERMS) community have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals were not in the ERMS building during a time when they were potentially infectious to others. They have a known source of exposure outside of the ERMS building. No contact tracing is needed.

Ridgefield High School

Crook said that the District also learned that a member of the Ridgefield High School (RHS) community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not in the RHS building during a period of time when they were potentially infectious to others. They have a known source of exposure outside of the RHS building. No contact tracing is needed.

Branchville Elementary School and Veterans Park - presumed positive

The District also learned that a member of the Branchville Elementary School (BES) and Veterans Park Elementary school (VPES) communities is presumed positive for COVID-19. This individual was not in the BES or VPES buildings during a period of time when they were potentially infectious to others, and has a known source of exposure outside of the BES or VPES buildings. No contact tracing is needed.

Branchville Elementary School

Finally, Crook reported that a member of the Branchville Elementary School (BES) community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not in the BES building during a period of time when they were potentially infectious to others, and has a known source of exposure outside of the BES building. No contact tracing is needed.

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

 

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