vnews.com 10 Oct, 2020 00:30 am

COVID-19 case found at Hanover’s Ray School

HANOVER — SAU 70 officials on Friday said they had learned of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Bernice A. Ray Elementary School in Hanover, the third coronavirus case in two days at schools in the heart of the Upper Valley.Hanover school officials...

Ray Elementary School in Hanover, the third coronavirus case in two days at schools in the heart of the Upper Valley.Hanover school officials declined to say whether the person infected is a student or employee, citing patient privacy, or whether they had been at school earlier in the week.No students were attending school in Hanover or Norwich on Friday because of an in-service day for teachers, and the schools are closed Monday for the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday.Richmond Middle School in Hanover, sent an email to the school community early Thursday afternoon, after news of at least one of the Lebanon cases had been announced, saying, “two members of the RMS community came in close contact with that positive individual and are currently following state and school protocols by quarantining themselves.

” A notice from Hanover school officials announcing the Ray School case to the SAU 70 community Friday morning said that they are following guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and that the agency has “requested we provide contact information for anyone who has been identified as having had close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes) with the infected person.” On Friday afternoon, Hanover school officials said there was “no impact on any of our sports programs as of now,” including games scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

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