2 more coronavirus cases reported in Branford public schools
BRANFORD — Branford Public Schools learned that two members of the schools community have tested positive for the coronavirus: one at Mary T. Murphy Elementary School and one at Branford High School, bringing the total number of cases in the district to four since the start of school.
The two COVID-19 cases were unrelated, Superintendent of Schools Hamlet Hernandez told parents and members of the community in an email that also was posted on the Branford Public Schools website.
“The affected persons were last in school on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and Friday, October 16, 2020, respectively,” Hernandez wrote. “They have been instructed to remain on home isolation for 10 days.”
A case also was reported in late September at Branford High School, later identified as a student member of the soccer team. That resulted in the entire soccer team being placed in protective quarantine and the cancellation of at least two soccer games.
“In collaboration with the East Shore (District) Health Department, the district has determined that there is no reason to close school or cancel in-person classes due to the sufficiency of the district’s current cleaning protocols and mitigation measures,” Hernandez wrote Monday.