A student at Maranacook Middle school in Readfield has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Parents were notified by letter from RSU 38 Superintendent, Jay Charette:
…an individual associated with Maranacook Middle School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a possibility that other staff or students came in contact with this individual and therefore may be exposed to the virus. We are informing you out of an abundance of caution. Please monitor yourself/your student for signs and symptoms. Call a health care provider if symptoms start. It is important that you call a healthcare facility before you show up in person. Stay home if you are sick. Due to the student’s probable positive test for Covid 19, RSU #38 will be implementing the following for Maranacook Middle School. The middle school will be going to remote learning beginning immediately through Friday Oct. 9. Students will return to school on Tuesday Oct. 13.
Manchester elementary school and Maranacook High school will be doing remote learning beginning immediately. The schools will be “deep cleaned” due to potential close contacts stemming from transportation. The school will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 1st.
Mount Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne elementary schools will continue to run the normal hybrid school schedule.
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