More COVID cases reported in Ridgefield schools

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Ridgefield High School

Ridgefield High School

Macklin Reid / Hearst Connecticut Media

RIDGEFIELD — School officials said they learned of more COVID-19 cases Monday and late last week.

Monday morning, district officials said they learned a member of the Branchville Elementary School community had tested positive, according to a letter from Aaron Crook, the district’s COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison. That person had last been in the building “while potentially infectious to others” on Friday, Crook said. Two staff members were instructed to quarantine for 10 days as a result.

Later that afternoon, another person at the school tested positive.

“In school transmission in this case cannot be ruled out,” Crook said.

Monday morning, Crook said a member of the Ridgefield High School community had also tested positive for the disease and waslast in the building Jan. 4 and 5.

The cases meant that 20 students and six staff members will need to quarantine.

Later that afternoon, the district announced two more cases among the Ridgefield High, community, neither of which had been in the building during the time they were infectious, according to Crook.

Monday’s announcements came after the district announced two new cases last Friday— one at the high school, and another at Scotts Ridge Middle School.

Fourteen students and four staff members at the high school were required to quarantine as a result, along with 16 students and four staff members at Scotts Ridge.