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Monomoy Regional School District notified of positive COVID case at Chatham Elementary School

Monomoy Regional School District has been notified that an individual at Chatham Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. All students and staff who have been identified as being in close contact (in this case, in one specific classroom) with the positive individual have already been contacted by phone to discuss the need to quarantine and next steps. District officials are in direct contact with the local board of health and are following all health and safety protocols as directed. The board of health and VNA have initiated contact tracing protocols. 

All students and staff in the classroom with the positive individual will be operating remotely for the near future, as all will be quarantining for 14 days since their last exposure to the positive individual.

“With our small elementary class sizes, this incident thankfully impacts only a dozen students,” said Monomoy Superintendent Dr. Scott Carpenter. “With a minimum of 6-foot spacing in our classrooms, masks worn by all students and staff, and an intense cleaning regimen, our students and staff have been doing a great job at minimizing any potential for additional transmission.” 

MRSD sanitizes every classroom each evening, and to further prevent transmission of the virus to other staff and students, additional sanitation is being done at Chatham Elementary School this evening.