We were apprised very late on Sunday (10/3) evening that a member of the Brookfield Elementary School community had tested positive for COVID, the response team connected with all affected individuals on Monday morning, and all are currently in quarantine. This impacted one classroom of students who are currently learning remotely. Given the current guidelines, we expect the class to transition back to full in-person instruction in the early part of next week. No other programs or individuals are affected.
The state has been discussing a major change in how schools respond to positive cases. Currently, anyone who meets the medical definition of an unvaccinated close contact must quarantine. The basics of the new program, if adopted, would allow close contacts to stay in school instead of quarantine if they opt to take a rapid COVID test each morning. Such students would be tested outside in the morning: if the test is negative, the induvial can enter the building, if it is positive, the person is sent home to quarantine and asked to take a more accurate PCR test. This process poses several logistical challenges which the response team is examining. Expect more information shortly as we receive it from the state.
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The Orange Southwest School District serves students and families in the towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield, Vermont. Our three elementary schools provide services to students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Randolph Union High School serves students from grades seven through twelve; and the Randolph Technical Career Center provides technical education services for juniors and seniors from communities throughout Central Vermont.
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