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Saturday, November 28 Local

Officials: 9 new virus cases in Fairfield schools include three bus drivers

FAIRFIELD — Four Fairfield schools reported six new cases of COVID-19, and three bus drivers have also tested positive, district officials announced Tuesday.

Three new cases were discovered at Fairfield Warde High School, said Superintendent Mike Cummings and Angelus Papageorge, the district COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison, in an email to the community Tuesday.

Jennings Elementary, McKinley Elementary and Roger Ludlowe Middle schools each reported one new case as well.

The three bus drivers who tested positive served routes at Fairfield Warde, Roger Ludlowe and Timothy Dwight Elementary schools, the message said.

“Contact tracing has been confirmed and any close contacts are now in quarantine. No building closures are indicated,” Cummings and Papageorge said.

They said information related to the case investigations is confidential and will not be released.

If anyone else is required to quarantine, the town health department’s contact tracing team will notify them, the letter said.

“The safety of our community is our priority,” they said. “We are monitoring this situation closely and will continue to keep you informed of any changes or additional information.”

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