Good Evening, this is Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Interim Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. I am informing you that we have recently received notification of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a student or staff person at Bangor High School, William S. Cohen School, Mary Snow School, and Fruit Street School.
Due to the number of people impacted, Bangor High School and the Cohen School will move to remote learning through Dec. 4. Students may return to in person learning Monday, Dec. 7. Meals for these students may be ordered by calling the school. Pick up locations are Bangor Tire, Bolling Drive, and Holiday Park.
Because the schools have been closed for a week and contact tracing has indicated small numbers of people who need to quarantine, Fruit Street and Mary Snow School will be able to return to in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 30.
These decisions have been made in consultation with the CDC, Bangor Public Health, and the BSD school nurses. The safety of all children and staff is paramount and will continue to be monitored daily.
If you or your child are identified as having been potentially exposed, you will receive an email this evening and, if needed, a Bangor nurse or representative will contact you by noon tomorrow. All close contacts will need to quarantine by staying at home. You will need to monitor for symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or a temperature higher than 100.4°F, and practice physical distancing for 14 days from your last contact. If you are not contacted, you do not need to start a quarantine routine and may return to school.
For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 or call your health care professional if you show symptoms.
Please take care of yourself and others.
Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Ph.D.