Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Stedwick Elementary School

April 26, 2021

Dear Stedwick Community, 

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Stedwick has tested positive for COVID-19. We identified this case through our pooled testing program, where individuals who elect to participate are screened for COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms.

All students and staff in the classroom or grade-level with the positive pool will enter quarantine for 14 days, or until they test negative for COVID-19, whichever comes first.  Right now, there are no known additional cases of COVID-19 at Stedwick, and those who did not have direct contact to the positive pool or classroom do not need to get tested for COVID-19 or quarantine at this time. Per the CDC, Direct contact is defined as:  

  1. being within 6 feet or less for 15 or more minutes (within a 24 hour period) of an individual with COVID-19, or 
  2. having direct contact with the infectious secretions from an individual with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on). 

Note: The definition of “close contact” does not include all other individuals on the same floor or in the same building as a positive individual, unless they also meet criteria (1) or (2). 

As a reminder, here are the steps that we can all take to keep ourselves, families and school community safe:

  • Wear a mask, or appropriate face covering, at all times when in school and other public spaces.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before and after eating. 
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze and immediately wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • Practice physical distancing and keep 6 feet away from others when possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Visit  and for additional information. 

We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment. 

Peggy Pastor

Principal, Stedwick ES


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