Seven students within the Waterbury Public School system including one in-person and six attending virtually have tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
District officials said early Sunday afternoon that they learned one student taking in-person classes at Generali Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. His or her specific cohort/class will be transitioning to distance learning through Friday, September 25, they added.
The in-person student who tested positive for COVID-19 is instructed to remain in self-isolation for 10 days and medical documentation is required before he or she can return to in-person classes, district officials said.
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Three students who are enrolled in the virtual academy at Generali Elementary School have also tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. Those students have not been in the school building.
Another student who is enrolled in the virtual academy for North End Middle School has also tested positive, according to district officials. That student also has not been in the school building.
Later in the afternoon, district officials said they learned that a second student enrolled in the virtual academy at North End Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.
They said they also learned of a virtual student at Wilby High School who tested positive. The student has been virtual since Thursday, Sept. 10 and the last day he or she was in the school building was on Wednesday, Sept. 9, officials added.
The city’s contact tracing team is working to identify close contacts and make appropriate notifications, district officials added.