Camden-Rockport 8th grade class in quarantine

All 8th grade students as well as 12 teachers quarantined
First day of classes
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Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 2:40 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 at 3:39 PM EDT
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CAMDEN, Maine (WABI) - All 8th graders and a dozen teachers at Camden-Rockport Middle Schools are under quarantine after a person associated with the school tested positive for coronavirus.

Deb McIntyre, the Assistant Superintendent of MSAD 28 tells WABI that starting Monday, all of the students in 8th grade have to quarantine and participate in remote learning until October 8th. According to McIntyre, that is the date from the last known exposure with the confirmed individual.

The time teachers are in quarantine could vary since they are considered essential workers. The school is looking into the possibility of teachers being able to return with a negative test result depending on how close in contact they were with the affected individual.

“This is a single case," says McIntyre. “Because of our safety protocols in place we are hopeful that there will not be secondary cases."

Students at Camden-Rockport Middle School have the option of attending in person five days a week or learning remotely.

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