Kellogg: Swift actions taken on potential COVID-19 exposure in Monroe’s ‘school community’

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MONROE, CT — When Acting Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza reported potential exposures within Monroe’s “school community” this week, First Selectman Ken Kellogg says “swift and appropriate actions” were taken.

The first selectman said he, Kobza and Monroe Health Director Nancy Brault were in communication and consultation with Connecticut Department of Public Health epidemiologists during their response.

“The Monroe Health Department and school administration worked in collaboration to contact parents and conduct the appropriate contact tracing,” Kellogg said in a COVID-19 update Saturday.

He said Connecticut’s COVID-19 metrics, including the leading and secondary indicators, all remain in the “low risk” category for all counties in the state.

“However, statewide there has been a slight increase in the statewide test positivity percentage,” he said. “The state has reported that some of this increase is attributed to increased testing, such as at colleges, and some due to increased community transmission. This increased transmission is being traced back statewide to smaller gatherings among friends and non-household family members.”

Both in Connecticut and throughout the country, the shift towards increased number of positive cases among those aged 19-30 has continued, according to Kellogg.

Reminders

• Town Hall remains open by appointment only. Call departments for assistance. Appointments for many departments may be made online at www.MonroeCT.org/appointments.

• Remember that state rules regarding limitations on gatherings, wearing face coverings, and compliance with the state travel advisory remain in effect.

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