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Sunday, November 29 Local

Fairfield schools recommends parents drive kids after 3 new COVID cases reported

FAIRFIELD — School officials are telling parents to consider driving their kids to school rather than having them take the bus to reduce the chances they would have to quarantine for COVID-19.

“Students may still need to be quarantined if they are identified as having close contact on the bus, as defined by the CDC,” said a letter Wednesday from Superintendent Mike Cummings and Angelus Papageorge, the district COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison.

That advice came on the heels of an announcement the day before that three bus drivers had tested positive for COVID-19.

The drivers worked routes at Fairfield Warde High School, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Timothy Dwight Elementary School, Cummings and Papageorge said.

On Wednesday, the district reported three new cases of COVID-19 at Fairfield Warde, Holland Hill School and Riverfield Elementary School.

“Contact tracing has been confirmed, and any close contacts are now in quarantine. No building closures are indicated,” Wednesday’s letter said.

Peter Yankowski|Reporter