The superintendents in Fairfield-based Maine School Administrative District 49 and Thorndike-based Regional School Unit 3 announced more cases of COVID-19 last week.

Superintendent Roberta Hersom said Friday a positive case had been identified at Lawrence High School in Fairfield.

Hersom said that in addition to the person who had tested positive, the case involved four staff members and 16 students at the high school and a staff member at Clinton Elementary School.

Due to the holiday break, Hersom said the case had minimal impact on the schools.

“Fortunately, the holiday break has provided time for the quarantine period to have minimal impact on the schools due to the closure of our buildings,” Hersom wrote in a prepared statement.

Students resumed hybrid-learning Monday.

This brings the district’s total case count to 13 since the beginning of the school year.

MSAD 49 serves students from Albion, Benton, Clinton and Fairfield.

In a letter posted Thursday to the RSU 3 website, Superintendent Charles Brown wrote that another person associated with Mount View High School in Thorndike had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Due to this being discovered over school break, there are no close contacts within the school,” Brown wrote.

This announcement came a day after the district identified another case of COVID-19 in a person associated with the high school and a case in an individual associated with Mount View Elementary School.

The cases brought to seven the number of coronavirus infections within the district since the start of school.

RSU 3 serves students from Brooks, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Monroe, Montville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity and Waldo.


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