February 7, 2021
Dear Staff, Students, and Families,
I am writing to inform you of a positive case of COVID-19 at Albion Elementary School. The Maine DOE school nurse consultant contact has been notified, and I have spoken with an epidemiologist from the Maine CDC. Close contacts have been identified and school staff are notifying those individuals of their need to quarantine. However, with 6 students and 8 staff members identified as close contacts, there are a number of staff members in addition to this total who are unable to report to work due to a variety of other circumstances. Therefore, out of great caution and concern for the school’s ability to operate without a number of staff, we are closing Albion Elementary School through Friday, February 12. We will complete a thorough environmental cleaning of the facility and school will reopen following Winter Break on Monday, February 22 when the school will be more fully staffed.
We are notifying the community in an effort to keep those associated with Albion Elementary informed and to clarify the information we have at this time. 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.
Superintendent of Schools