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RSU 3 reports new COVID-19 case

Jan 08, 2021

Unity — Another person associated with Regional School Unit 3 has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Jan. 8 letter to staff, students and parents, RSU 3 Superintendent Charles Brown said the person had no close contacts in any of the district schools or departments.

This is the fifth COVID-19 case associated with RSU 3 since school began in September. Besides this current letter, notices were sent out Oct. 21,  Nov. 24, Dec. 18, and Dec. 24 alerting parents of new COVID-19 cases in the district.

Brown encouraged people to monitor themselves along with their students for signs and symptoms, as well as practicing precautions.

Washing hands with soap and water, not touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all recommended by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, he said.

Also, cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, sinus congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If symptoms appear, he said, call your health care provider.

Brown also encouraged students and staff to be up-to-date on influenza and routine vaccinations.

A new at-home screening tool to aid parents in daily health checks for their students prior to coming to schoo, can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/y2kw9r9y. Also, resources for parents to support their students with remote learning can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/y3atrd7b.

Questions about COVID-19 in the district can be directed to the health office by calling 568-4606, or for general questions about the virus, dial 211 or email info@211maine.org.

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