January 8, 2021
Good afternoon, this is Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Interim Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. I am informing you that we have recently received notification of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff person at Bangor High School.
If you or your child are identified as having been potentially exposed, you will receive an email today and, if needed, a Bangor nurse or representative will contact you today or tomorrow. All close contacts will need to quarantine by staying at home for ten days. You will need to monitor
for symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or a temperature higher than 100.4°F, and practice physical distancing. If you are not contacted, you do not need to start a quarantine routine and may return to school on Monday.
Bangor High School is able to remain open due to the limited number of close contacts. However, everyone should monitor for signs and symptoms of possible illness. Call a health care provider if symptoms start. Please stay home if you are sick to minimize the spread of any illness.
Additionally, the BSD is working with the Maine CDC to get consent from close contacts to self-report to the Sarah Alert. The Sarah Alert is a voluntary automated self-reporting system that allows you to complete a quick daily symptom check during your time of quarantine. More information regarding the Sarah Alert will be provided to close contacts.
For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 or call your health care professional if you show symptoms.
Please take care of yourself and others.