School districts based in Skowhegan, Waterville and Winslow reported cases of COVID-19 late Friday afternoon.

Maine School Administrative District 54 Superintendent Jon Moody notified the community in a letter regarding a case involving a Skowhegan Area Middle School staff member. Three staff members and 53 students were impacted by the case.

“At this time there is no recommendation that we take additional actions beyond the quarantining of students and staff as described above,” Moody wrote. “Should anything about this situation change, or should other cases arise, we will reach out directly and post the information to the web.”

MSAD 54 serves the towns of Canaan, Cornville, Mercer, Norridgewock, Skowhegan and Smithfield.

In Waterville, individuals at three schools tested positive.

Individuals associated with the George J. Mitchell School, Waterville Junior High School and Waterville High School tested positive, wrote Principals Allan Martin, Carole Gilley and Brian Laramee in three letters.

Close contacts to all cases have been contacted. There will be no disruption in the district’s hybrid learning model.

An adult associated with Winslow Elementary School tested positive, Winslow Superintendent Peter Thiboutot wrote to the community on Friday.

“Members of the nursing staff and administrative team have completed their contact tracing and have contacted the families of the students and staff who are considered close contacts and who must quarantine out of caution,” Thiboutot wrote. “If you are reading this email and you have not been contacted by either the school nurse or a member of the administrative team, then your child is not considered a close contact.”


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