CHESHIRE — Dodd Middle School has had one student test positive for COVID-19.
Dodd Principal Mike Woods posted a statement on the Cheshire Education Facebook page Tuesday informing families that a seventh grade student tested positive for the virus over the weekend.
“I need to inform you that a Dodd student tested positive over this past weekend and the school was informed this morning," the statement reads. “Upon hearing this, our school nurse and I were in direct contact with Chesprocott Health Department and Dr. Solan while Mr. Perosino started contact tracing based on the information provided.”
According to Woods, the student did not attend school all last week, and a small group of students who it was determined spent less than 30 minutes of contact time with the individual were informed of the infection.
“We do not feel there is an extended exposure to the rest of the student population based on our contact trace investigation,” Woods wrote. “We will continue to monitor this carefully and closely in the coming days. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions. I appreciate your understanding and recognizing the privacy of the students involved.”
In-person instruction has continued at Dodd this week.