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Confirmed Covid Case at NES and JSHS

September 8, 2021

Dear parents, guardians, and members of the Newmarket community,

Good afternoon,

I am sorry to share that we have another confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Elementary school and one at the High school. All close contacts have been notified.  There is no need to pivot any class or grade to remote at this time.

If your child has been vaccinated, we would appreciate it if you could send Jane Sanborn a copy of their vaccination card to help expedite the contact tracing process. 

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, chills, respiratory illness, aches or change in taste and smell, please stay home and away from others and get a COVID-19 PCR test from your healthcare provider.

The safety of our children and staff is our top priority. To ensure their health and safety, we have been following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for our high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces. In addition, to prevent further spread of the disease in our community, please:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with others. When outside your home, keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others. This is known as social distancing.
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose to protect others when in public areas.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or are not feeling well.

Children may worry about themselves, their family and friends getting sick with COVID-19. Tips for talking to children about COVID-19

Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools



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