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COVID-19 case confirmed at Colchester Elementary School

Officials said in a release that Colchester Public Schools will remain open and students will continue to be taught in cohorts.

COLCHESTER, Connecticut — Officials announced Tuesday that a member of the Colchester Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating.

According to Superintendent Jeffrey Burt, the school district has collaborated with the Chatham Health District (CHD) to assess the risk of transmission.

Everyone who came into contact with the individual who tested positive has been contacted for contact tracing.

Officials said in a release that Colchester Public Schools will remain open and students will continue to be taught in cohorts.

"We will continue to monitor and communicate with you regarding this situation," Superintendent Burt wrote. "We will use sound decision making based on guidance from the CDC and CHD to maintain safety and continue instruction."