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Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School students should be back in class Wednesday

Multiple students and staff members are currently quarantined.
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School
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Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 7:41 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 4:53 PM EST
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ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - Students at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School should be back in class Wednesday.

Classes were canceled Tuesday for both in-person and remote learning after the superintendent found out 11 people associated with the school tested positive for COVID.

In a letter to parents and staff, Superintendent Dan Higgins said there were already multiple students and staff members quarantining, too.

Because of that, school simply had to be canceled.

Higgins says the community’s alertness to the virus played a key role in getting contact tracing underway as early as possible.

”We’ve got many families who religiously use the pre-screening checklist, and if their children have symptoms they’re keeping them home, and in many cases getting them tested. It’s with the efforts of all to be vigilant about how we are preparing for and responding to this virus, that we’re going to be successful in beating it and getting back to a sense of normalcy,” said Higgins.

All other schools in the Ellsworth School Department were in person as scheduled Tuesday.

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