COVID-19 Update february 5, 2021

February 5, 2021

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

I am writing to inform you of a positive case of COVID-19 at Benton Elementary School. School Nurse Sue Barton was in contact with the Maine DOE, and I have notified the Maine CDC. In addition to the individual testing positive, one staff member and seven students were identified as close contacts. We are informing the school community for your awareness, and to clarify information we have at this time for those associated with Benton Elementary School.

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. 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