December 4 Covid  Update

December 4, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff, 

It has come to our attention that a staff member at Benton Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This case has resulted in the school identifying six close contacts, including three staff members and three students.  All six individuals have been notified to begin the quarantine period. Principal Wedge and Nurse Barton notified Maine DOE Nurse Consultant Emily Poland today, and I notified the Maine CDC school liaison.

Fortunately, we remain open yet recognize the ever-increasing frequency of individuals reporting COVID-positive results. Be assured that our response to each case follows MDOE and MCDC protocols and guidelines, as our primary responsibility is for the safety of all.   Thank you for your understanding and vigilance.

Stay safe and be well.

Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools