December 20, 2021
Dear EES Families,
This letter is to inform you that individuals associated with Edgecomb Eddy School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As a result of the positive cases, we have multiple students who are close contacts. School officials are monitoring this situation in collaboration with the CDC and we will alert our community if there are any changes to our current status. If you or your child have been identified as a close contact with the person who tested positive, you will be contacted by the school. Because of the safety protocols we have in place (masking, distancing, sanitizing, etc.), we are hopeful that there will not be additional cases.
Please monitor yourself and your children for signs and symptoms. Call a health care provider if symptoms start. Stay home if you are sick. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea
Maine CDC recommends preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include proper handwashing with soap and warm water, which is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
I understand that this is unwelcome news. We will continue to keep you informed as we have updates.
Christina Boursaw, Principal