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Five Bangor schools have positive COVID-19 case, two move to remote learning

Over 300 students and 30 staff members in the Bangor School System will quarantine after the district announced there were 8 positive cases among the five schools in the district.
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Published: Nov. 28, 2020 at 10:09 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Over 300 students and 30 staff members in the Bangor School System will quarantine after the district announced there were 8 positive cases among five schools in the district.

In an announcement last night, Interim Superintendent Kathy Harris-Smedburg said both Bangor High school and the William S. Cohen School will move to remote learning this week.

All other schools will continue in-person learning.

”What has happened is families have been wonderful about contacting us. Whether they contact me, or they contact the principals, or they contact the school nurse. It doesn’t really matter, as long as they contact us as quickly as they can,” says Interim Superintendent Kathy Harris-Smedburg. “We don’t want active cases out there for any length of time at all. So the sooner they contact us, the sooner we can move into action. I think we have a pretty efficient format in which we’re working from. So once we get that contact, everyone has a job and they know what to do to move forward, and make those decisions.”

Harris-Smedburg also adds that all schools have undergone cleaning.

Meals for students at Bangor High School and the Cohen School can be ordered by calling the schools.

Pick-up locations are at Bangor Tire, Bolling Drive, and Holiday Park.

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