Union 93 going remote for rest of the week

BLUE HILL — School Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt announced Monday afternoon that school will be held remotely for the rest of this week, through Friday, Dec. 4, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Island Nursing Home and a positive case at Brooksville Elementary School.

Union 93 includes the towns of Blue Hill, Surry, Penobscot, Castine and Brooksville.

The superintendent said 65 people need to be tested at the Brooksville school.

In an email to the community, Hurvitt wrote, “I don’t need to tell you how interconnected all of these five towns are, and, even if only 10 percent of those tests turn out to be positive, that still means six to seven people with close contacts to individuals in the other four schools.”

“We have seen how this virus can spread,” Hurvitt said.

Union 93 administrators will meet Sunday morning, Dec. 6, to decide a plan for the week of Dec. 7, Hurvitt said.

Jennifer Osborn

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