Bangor High Moves To Remote Learning After Covid Case Confirmation
Parents of students in the Bangor School System were notified Saturday afternoon of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the high school.
Bangor School Department Interim Superintendent, Kathy Harris-Smedberg, sent out two letters that day. The first explained the situation:
"We are working closely with Bangor Public Health and the Maine CDC to minimize the spread of the virus. If you or your child have been identified as having been potentially exposed, the CDC or a Bangor nurse will contact you today and will provide you with more information regarding what you will need to do. Please know that all people in contact with the confirmed case will need to quarantine for 14 days."
Shortly after that, another alert came out detailing the department's plan to have Bangor High School move to remote learning for the coming week:
"Out of an abundance of caution and in order to provide deep cleaning, Bangor High School will be moving to remote learning for the week of Nov. 9-13. All other Bangor Schools will continue to operate the in-person, hybrid, and remote options. Bangor High School teachers will be reaching out to students via Google Classroom regarding student coursework."
Harris-Smedberg added that students in need of meals this week should reach out to the school to make arrangements to get their food.
She also urged families to stay vigilant and consistent in watching for symptoms and performing their daily health assessments.
According to the CDC website, Penobscot County currently has 370 active COVID-19 cases.
Last month, the Maine Department of Education, DHHS and the Maine CDC put out an online portal to track cases of COVID in schools across Maine. It's updated twice a week. Click here for more info.