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Old Lyme schools report new COVID-19 cases, school to resume after break

Old Lyme — School officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 at Mile Creek School on Tuesday but expect students to return to classes as scheduled on Monday.

Lyme-Old Lyme Superintendent Ian Neviaser, in an emailed update to parents on Tuesday, said contact tracing was completed both at Lyme-Old Lyme High School and at Mile Creek School and all members of the school community who must quarantine had been notified.

The high school shifted to remote learning on Tuesday after officials were informed on Monday of one positive COVID-19 case and another suspected case at the school. The timing of the notification did not allow for contact tracing to be completed Monday.

“Containment of this virus will continue to require us all to follow best practices of mask-wearing, hand washing/sanitizing, staying home when sick, and physical distancing. Everyone needs to do their part so we can continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students,” Neviaser said in his message.

The Lyme-Old Lyme school district remains in full in-person learning.

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