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Caribou High School staying green after discovering positive COVID case

CARIBOU, Maine — One positive case of COVID-19 was discovered in Caribou High School on Jan. 14, according to a letter to parents from RSU 39 Superintendent Tim Doak, who said the school will continue to stay open under the green model. 

The infected person is in isolation at home, according to the letter, and will only return once given clearance under CDC guidelines and from their primary care provider. The superintendent said all of the infected person’s close contacts have been told and will also isolate themselves.

He encouraged parents to take social distancing seriously by avoiding crowds, staying at home and maintaining a six-foot distance from others. 

According to Maine CDC data, Caribou, Connor Township, and Woodland (04736) have a total of 180 cumulative probable and confirmed cases of the virus as of Jan. 10. 

“Thank you for your continued support,” Doak said. “By working together, we will get through these challenging times. With your participation, we believe we can create a safe and meaningful experience for your children.”

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