COVID-19: Positive cases confirmed in two schools in Fairfield County

A pair of schools in the area were forced to temporarily send students home due to positive COVID-19 cases.

On Monday, September 14, classes at JT S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport were canceled and students transitioned to distance education when a staff member reported a positive COVID-19 test.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Testani later announced that a student at Bridgeport’s Park City Magnet School had tested positive for the virus, forcing students to take in-person classes.

After positive tests, the district began cleaning and cleaning buildings while contact tracing began.

Employees, students, and anyone they may have come in contact with, have been instructed to quarantine for state-mandate 14 days before taking another COVID-19 test to allow in the building.

With students and staff making changes to the district’s distance education plan, the Tisdale school is set to remain closed for the rest of the week.

“The school will arrange the equipment to be distributed to all students,” Testani said. “All teachers will start distance education on Tuesday.

“I am coordinating with the Director of the Bridgeport Department of Public Health for a testing site at the Tisdale School to allow everyone to undergo tests before the school reopens.”

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