Some schools in MSAD 49 and SAD 13 have switched to remote learning, including Lawrence Junior High School and Upper Kennebec Valley Jr./Sr. High School, after receiving positive coronavirus tests.
MSAD 49 Superintendent of Schools Roberta Hersom has sent an update on the latest in their schools:
…a second student at Lawrence Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are in communication with MDOE School Nurse Consultant Emily Poland and the Maine CDC. At this time, Lawrence Junior High School will remain in remote learning mode until November 30—there will be no in-person instruction during this period. The reopening date is the first school day following a quarantine period resulting from three positive cases in the school, involving one staff member and two students. Close contacts have been identified, and close contacts from the first two cases have been notified. At this time, 98 students and 17 staff members have been asked to quarantine. We are investigating the third case just reported to us today. We await further direction from the Maine CDC regarding these cases.
Schools in Fairfield-based MSAD 49 and Bingham-based MSAD 13 have closed after positive COVID-19 tests https://t.co/r8Td113BPC
— Kennebec Journal (@KJ_Online) November 13, 2020