Superintendent Jay Charette waits for buses to arrive at Maranacook Community high and middle schools in Readfield at the end of the school day, in this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal file

READFIELD — A positive COVID-19 test has been reported at Maranacook Community High School, according to Superintendent Jay Charette.

Charette alerted members of the high school in a letter Friday afternoon about the individual’s case and is advising the community to keep track of their symptoms.

“There is a possibility that other staff or students came into contact with this individual and therefor may be exposed to the virus,” the letter said. “We are informing you out of an abundance of caution.”

Close contact is defined as being around a person with a positive COVID-19 case for at least 15 minutes.

As a result, the high school will be switching to a remote model from Monday through Friday, Oct. 9, according to the letter, and will resume school in person on Oct. 13. School is closed Monday, Oct. 12, for Indigenous People’s Day.

The test comes several days after a probable COVID-19 test was reported Monday at Maranacook Community Middle School. The middle school also is using full-time remote learning until Oct. 13.

The Maranacook schools are part of Regional School Unit 38 and the two cases are the only reported ones in the district as of Friday afternoon.

Windsor Elementary School, in Sheepscot Valley RSU 12, announced one probable and one positive COVID-19 test Thursday afternoon.

The state updated its color-coded school health advisory system Friday afternoon and Kennebec County still has a “green” designation.

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