Covid-19 updates

WUHSMS takes precautions while community Covid cases, exposure is assessed

WOODSTOCK — On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Woodstock Union Middle and High School Principal Garon Smail and Windsor Central Supervisory Union Covid Coordinator Katie Burkel sent a letter to school families informing them “of a potential Covid-19 exposure at the Woodstock Union Middle & High School campus.”

As a result some students and teachers were required to transition to remote learning for Thursday, Dec. 10.

“While we are actively working with the Vermont Department of Health and the persons involved, we are requiring a cohort of students and teachers to participate in a day of remote learning, tomorrow Thursday Dec. 10, 2020,” Smail and Burkel wrote. “If your child is included in this cohort, a separate notification was sent to you. This decision comes out of an abundance of caution, in response to a community transmission of Covid-19 that we are assessing for potential school exposure as well.”

In an update on Dec. 10, WCSU Superintendent Sherry Sousa told the Mountain Times. “Fifty students were asked to stay home yesterday as we waited to hear about a community exposure and whether it was connected to the school.  We learned today that there was no exposure at the school.”


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