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COVID-19 case reported in East Lyme High School community

East Lyme — The superintendent notified families in the East Lyme High School community Friday that a person in the community had tested positive for COVID-19.

The person was last in the building on Nov. 24, Superintendent Jeffrey Newton said in the notice. Contact tracing already has been completed and individuals identified as primary contacts with the infected person have been instructed on quarantining measures they must follow, he said.

The school will be open as planned on Monday, Newton said, and no other buildings were impacted by this case. He did not specify whether the affected person was a student or staff member.

“Please continue to be vigilant of any signs of illness or exposure to COVID-19 for you or any member of your family. Your ongoing diligence will help us stay on top of continued transmissions, while we safely maneuver through the impact of any further cases that may come forth,” he said in the notice. 

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