Superintendent Kyle Repucci reports that Rochester Public Schools were informed today of a positive case of COVID-19 at both the East Rochester School and the Rochester Middle School.
The individuals that tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating in accordance with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol. The individuals will be able to return to school in approximately 10 days as long as they have been cleared by DHHS to do so. Under state and federal privacy laws, no further information is available about the individuals.
As a result, one third grade class will participate in remote learning until Thursday, Feb. 11 and one eighth grade team will participate in fully remote learning until Monday, Feb. 8. All impacted individuals have been contacted and families have been given instructions for remote learning.
The district is actively working with and following guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). All close contacts (anyone who was within 6 feet of one of the infected individuals for 10 minutes cumulatively, up to two days before the positive test result) have been notified of their possible exposure to the virus and will be required to quarantine for at least 10 days. Specific quarantine plans have been provided to those affected. Those families and staff have been directed to get tested and keep themselves or their children quarantined until 10 days following their last possible exposure. If you did not receive a call, this means you have not been identified as a close contact and you are not required to quarantine.