RSU 24 Superintendent of Schools Michael Eastman released the following letter to the Community outlining the fact that an individual associated with the Peninsula School and Sumner Memorial High School has tested positive for COVID-19

RSU 24 students are not in school Thanksgiving week.

'This letter is to inform you that an individual associated with the Peninsula School and Sumner Memorial High School tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In response, we are following the guidelines provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control.

Including the person who tested positive, we have 2 staff members and 22 students who will be required to quarantine, which is consistent with CDC guidelines. Those individuals in quarantine will be out of the building until December 4th, 2020. A member of the school and/or a member of the Maine Center for Disease Control will contact those individuals impacted.

Please know that a negative test result does not eliminate the quarantine requirement.

Please know that the Peninsula School and our buses will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, as we have done after each day of operation. Our plan is for both schools to reopen on Monday, November 30th. Specific questions can be directed to the Peninsula school nurse Jordan Smith at jsmith@rsu24.org, Sumner school nurse Stephanie Vikberg at svikberg@rsu24.org, Peninsula Principal Heather Dorr at hdorr@rsu24.org , Sumner Principal Ty Thurlow at tthurlow@rsu24.org , or to me at meastman@rsu24.org. We take the safety and security of our students, staff, and community very seriously and will do our best to communicate any pertinent."