COVID-19 Update January 5, 2021

January 5, 2021

UPDATE regarding Lawrence High School cases reported January 4:

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

 Today I spoke with an epidemiologist from the Maine CDC.  Due to the recent positive COVID-19 cases reported for the month of December, the Maine CDC has determined that Lawrence High School has met the threshold for outbreak, as defined by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Disease Surveillance. In the course of the epidemiological investigation and consideration of  factors involved, the CDC in accordance with the agency’s Standard Operating Procedure does not recommend closure of the school.  We will continue to monitor the health environment. At this time, there are no other cases to report.

 We are notifying the community in an effort to keep those associated with Lawrence High School informed, and to clarify the information we have at this time.  Unfortunately, as cases increase more individuals and schools are impacted. Please continue to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, call a health care provider if symptoms start, and stay home if you are sick. 

 As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation and continued vigilance.

Stay safe and be well.

Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools