THORNDIKE — Three additional COVID-19 cases associated with Regional School Unit 3 schools were announced Sept. 6, as the outbreak at the complex and outlying schools continues to grow.

RSU 3 Superintendent Charles Brown said one person at Morse Memorial School in Brooks, one person at Monroe Elementary School, and one additional person at Mount View Middle School have tested positive for the disease. 

After only two days of school at Mount View Complex and with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention designating several cases of COVID-19 associated with the high school an outbreak Aug. 30, more cases of the virus continue to be found.

In all there are now 10 cases in the district, including one at Morse, one at Monroe, two at Mount View Elementary, two at Mount View Middle, and four at Mount View High School.

In all of the cases, Brown said, close contacts have been or will be notified by school officials as soon as practical. 

The three confirmed cases and one presumptive case at the high school are linked, he said. The people who contracted the virus at the high school were all involved with the soccer team, Brown said. The cases at the middle and elementary schools are not linked to the four cases at the high school. 

People should continue to be vigilant, following Maine CDCs best practices, to combat the spread of the disease, Brown said, including vaccinations for those over the age of 12.

Proper mask wearing is required on school transportation and inside any RSU 3 building. If parents have any questions, they should direct them to their child’s school principal or the district’s school health office at 568-4606.

 

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