Skowhegan area schools to close after COVID-19 cases at charter schools
A Skowhegan Area High School student has also tested positive for the virus
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Schools in the Skowhegan area will be closed for the rest of this week after several students and staff may have been in contact with people at the Community Regional Charter Schools who have COVID-19.
The Maine CDC tells us they opened an outbreak investigation associated with the charter school Wednesday that currently involves 12 cases. Ten of those cases are staff members and two are students.
A Skowhegan Area High School student has also tested positive for the virus.
The MSAD 54 superintendent said in a letter to parents, the Maine CDC did not tell the district to close, but it was done as a preventative measure.
The superintendent said where possible, remote learning will take place for students and staff with access to online learning.
In-person instruction is scheduled to resume Tuesday, October 13th.
Here is the superintendent’s letter.
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