Ridgefield High School reports 6 new COVID cases

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Ridgefield High School.

Ridgefield High School.

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RIDGEFIELD — School officials have reported six more cases of COVID-19 among the Ridgefield High School community, according to a message that went out to parents Wednesday.

“These individuals were not in the RHS building during a period of time when they were infectious to others, and no contact tracing is needed,” wrote Aarron Crook, the district’s COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison and coordinator of nursing services.

Crook said he has spoken with Health Director Ed Briggs and Dr. James Ahern, the public schools’ medical adviser about the cases.

“Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance,” he wrote.

The high school reported less than six new cases between Dec. 24 and Dec.30, according to the most recent data available from the state’s COVID-19 school database. Schools with less than six new cases do not give a specific number, as a means of protecting the identity of students.