A Covid-19 constructive pupil attended class on Monday, however the faculty wasn’t notified of their prognosis till the subsequent day, Attleboro Excessive Faculty superintendent David Sawyer mentioned in a letter despatched out to households Tuesday night time. Twenty-eight college students who had shut contact with the contaminated particular person have been notified and requested to quarantine for 14 days, Sawyer mentioned.
The college didn’t establish the scholar and household.
Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux and the superintendent had been baffled by the incident, the mayor informed CNN. The mother and father informed town well being division that whereas they came upon their baby examined constructive on September 11, they thought that the kid might go to highschool after quarantining for a number of days, based on Heroux.
“The mother and father used very poor judgment, it’s totally irritating,” Heroux mentioned. “The college division did every thing they had been imagined to do.”
Sawyer informed households that the incident was not as a consequence of an absence of security protocol. He mentioned the district’s prescreening and phone tracing are in place to assist scale back the unfold of coronavirus, however in the end there isn’t any method to fully forestall the unfold at college.
In a plea to oldsters, Heroux requested households to maintain their kids dwelling in the event that they examined constructive or are ready for check outcomes for coronavirus, and to name the varsity or well being division if they’ve questions.