There are about 30 teenagers that must quarantine after some parents sent their child to school, even if they knew the kid was positive with Covid-19. According to some sources, a student attended class back on Monday, however, the school was not notified of his diagnosis. They learned about it the next day. Parents learned about the situation from a letter sent on Tuesday night by the Attleboro High School superintendent David Sawyer.
30 students who were in close contact with the infected person were told about the situation, and now they have to quarantine for 14 days, according to Sawyer.
The mayor of Attleboro, Paul Heroux, was shocked by the incident. The parents talked to the city health department and told them that their child tested positive on the 11th of September, and that, after several days in quarantine, they thought he could go to school without any problems. Heroux said: “The parents used very poor judgment, it’s very frustrating. The school department did everything they were supposed to do.”
Sawyer talked to the families and told them that the incident did not happen because of the lack of safety protocols. the district’s prescreening and contact tracing areas they are supposed to, and they are doing their job in reducing the spread of coronavirus. However, truth be told, there is no way someone can completely prevent the spread at schools.
The mayor of the city asked parents to keep their children at home if they were found to have the coronavirus, or if they’re waiting for the test results.