LIVERMORE FALLS — Regional School Unit 73 Superintendent Scott Albert announced Wednesday morning that an employee who works throughout the district has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Since we live in a small community, we feel it is very important to share all information that is pertinent to everyone’s health and safety,” Albert wrote in a letter to RSU 73 staff, students and families. “A districtwide staff person associated with RSU 73 recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019,” otherwise known as COVID-19. “However, this person was not in school during their infectious period and no further action is needed at this time, per the Maine Center of Disease Control.”

The letter also provided instructions for monitoring individuals and students, symptoms of the disease and preventative measures recommended by the CDC.

In an email later Wednesday, Albert said the test result was obtained Wednesday, the staff member is from Livermore Falls and has a pretty good idea where contact with an infected individual occurred.

Any additional steps taken by the district will depend on the circumstances as they arise, Albert said.

At the Sept. 24 school board meeting, Director Andrew Sylvester of Livermore announced he tested positive for the disease.

RSU 73 includes students from Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls, and some from Fayette. Spruce Mountain Primary School is in Livermore, the elementary, middle and high schools are in Jay and the adult education program operates from the central office in Livermore Falls.

RSU 73 is using a hybrid instruction model with cohort A attending classes in the schools Monday and Tuesday while cohort B attends Wednesday and Thursday. Fall sports competitions with other districts are only being allowed in golf and cross country, sports deemed low-risk by the Maine Principals’ Association.

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