North Adams Schools Report First Case of COVID-19
The public schools have reported the first positive case of COVID-19.
According to a letter sent to parents and staff, Superintendent Barbara Malkas said the school system "recently received information" of a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.
Malkas said cleaning and disinfecting of the "exposed location" had been completed according to guidance from the Department of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
She clarified by email that the location was a classroom and bathrooms within that zone. Schools would not be closed, Malkas said, unless there were multiple cases within one school or multiple cases across multiple schools.
In this case it was one student and cohort in one zone, she said. "We are still low in incidence."
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