Another Student At Pine Cobble Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
Last night, Pine Cobble School confirmed a third member of its community, a pupil, has tested positive for COVID-19.
IBerkshires.com reports that earlier in the day, Head of School Sue Wells notified the media that a second kindergarten teacher had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The first positive test of a kindergarten teacher prompted the private elementary school to go fully remote for at least two weeks starting Monday.
At that time, the kindergarten pupils also were sent home, and families were advised to get their children tested at Berkshire Medical Center.
The rest of the school remained in session for in-person classes through Friday, until the first positive test came back.
At that time, despite a protocol that required the school to go remote after a second test, school officials decided to go fully remote for all grade levels based on the one positive.
Students and teachers also were following 6-foot social distancing rules and wearing face coverings provided by the school. Pine Cobble's plan for a return to school kept all of its grades in individual cohorts, meaning that there was to be no mixing of students or teachers in different grades.
From the Pine Cobble website:
Pine Cobble School will begin a two week remote learning program on Monday, September 14th. We will keep this page updated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pine Cobble School has three known confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of September 15.
Communication with our students, families, and entire community is of the utmost importance to us. Please see recent communications to our families below.