SULLIVAN — An individual associated with the Mountain View School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Nov. 15 letter from Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman. The letter can be viewed on the school’s Facebook page.
According to the letter, the individual who tested positive, along with nine staff members and 19 students, will begin quarantining in accordance with Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. They will not return to the building until after Thanksgiving.
Individuals who had contact with the person who tested positive will be contacted by a member of the school and/or a member of the Maine CDC, the letter reads.
Eastman said that a negative test result for the nine staff members and 19 students does not negate the quarantine requirement.
Mountain View students will learn remotely on Monday, Nov. 16, due to the teachers in quarantine and limited available substitute teachers.
The school will try to return to its hybrid model of learning on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Eastman closes the letter by assuring the Mountain View community that the school and its buses will be “thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, as we have done after each day of operation. We take the safety and security of our students, staff and community very seriously and will do our best to communicate any pertinent information to you in a timely manner.”