COVID-19 Update January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

I am writing to inform you of 1 positive case of COVID-19 at Lawrence High School and one case at Clinton Elementary School that were reported to me today.  School Nurses Deanna Turlo and Natasha Barton were in contact with the Maine DOE, and I have notified the Maine CDC. In addition to the individuals testing positive, these cases involve two staff members and  thirty-eight students at the high school, five students at the junior high school, and two district staff members.  School staff notified those individuals today. We are informing the school community for your awareness, and to clarify information we have at this time for those associated with Lawrence High School and Clinton Elementary School.

On a positive note, the CDC informed me today that Benton Elementary School is no longer in outbreak status. Again, we appreciate families and staff immediately informing the school when an individual receives notification of a positive result. Please continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, call a health care provider if symptoms start, and stay home if you are sick. 

Our health and safety procedures remain in effect as our priority is the safety of all. We will continue to update the community on the number of positive cases in our schools as these numbers may impact our ability to sufficiently staff the buildings and adequately supervise our students. Thank you for your vigilance in assisting the schools and your support of our students.

Stay safe and be well.

Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools