North Adams Public Schools See No Spread Of COVID-19
The North Adams Public Schools have seen no further transmission after the school officials learned last week that a student had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a story reported on by iBerkshires.com, Superintendent Barbara Malkas last week said the single positive case was limited to a classroom and adjacent bathrooms, all of which were sanitized, and that everyone in contact with the individual was informed.
The school system posted on its Facebook page, "The district is happy to report that the Public Health Nurse has informed our School Nurse Leader that all testing and follow up has been completed regarding the COVID-19 positive case. No other positive cases have been identified. All staff members and students who were notified to isolate through contact tracing are cleared to return to school on Monday, October 19, 2020, to the hybrid model for Track/Cohort A. Thank you."
The school's hybrid system is set up to limit transmission of the novel coronavirus dividing the classes into cohorts and having them in the schools two days each. Each class is relegated to a single classroom allowing for social distancing and lunches are eaten in the classroom as well to prevent spread.
For more on the story, including COVID cases at other schools, check out iBerkshires.com's website here and we thank them for the update.