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New COVID-19 case reported at Mount View Middle School

Feb 11, 2021
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez

Thorndike — The second COVID-19 case in two weeks has been reported at the Mount View Complex.

A person associated with Mount View Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Feb. 10 letter sent to staff, parents and families by Regional School Unit 3 Superintendent Charles Brown.

Because of the timing, he said, there were no close contacts in this case.

The letter comes after a case was reported Feb. 1 that affected Mount View Elementary and Middle School. On Friday, Jan. 29, a districtwide notice was issued because of another positive COVID-19 case associated with Morse Memorial Elementary School in Brooks.

Prior to that, Mount View High School had reported a case Jan. 13, and Monday, Jan. 11, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention notified Brown to say it was opening an investigation into the string of COVID-19 cases.

According to Brown, the cases had occurred over the holiday break and the outbreak designation was closed by the following day. At a Jan. 11 school board meeting, Brown said the complex had seen six cases since the middle of December.

The Feb. 11 letter goes on to say parents and guardians should continue to monitor themselves and their students for signs and symptoms, and to call a health care provider if symptoms start.

Close contacts will be contacted directly by Maine CDC or a school representative, and will be asked to quarantine for 10 days from last exposure to the infected person. A negative test result does not get a person out of quarantine early.

Questions for the school can be directed to the RSU 3 Health Office at 568-4606. For general COVID-19 questions, call 211 (or 866-811-5695) or email info@211maine.org.

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