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Two Ellington high school students test positive for COVID-19

The Superintendent said on Wednesday the school will remain open after two students tested positive for the virus.
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ELLINGTON, Conn. — The Superintendent of Ellington schools said on Wednesday two high school students tested positive for COVID-19. 

Dr. Scott Nicol said they learned of several people from the same family tested positive for the virus. Two of those people attend Ellington High School. Nicol added the school administration does not believe the students contracted the virus from a school setting. 

Ellington High, after administrators spoke with the Health Department and State Department of Education & State Department of Public Health, will remain open. 

"We also want to take this moment to remind all of our families to review the daily health screening document below. It is preferred that families err on the side of caution when deciding whether or not to send children to school if symptoms develop. This screening should happen each day with your child prior to sending them to school. You may always contact our nursing staff if you have questions or concerns.," said Nicol in a written statement.