Two new coronavirus cases at Duxbury school increases number in community

Two new coronavirus cases at Duxbury school increases number in community
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DUXBURY, Mass. — There are now six positive coronavirus cases in the Duxbury Public Schools community, according to superintendent John Antonucci.

In a letter to the Duxbury community on Monday, Antonucci announced two new COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday at Alden elementary school. That totals fives cases reported over the past seven days after three cases were reported at Duxbury Middle School.

Earlier in October, one case was reported at the Chandler School, a preschool through 2-year-old early childhood school.

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“As is our practice, in-school close contacts have been identified and notified,” he wrote. “If you have not been contacted, your child was not a close contact of the affected community member.”

He said there has been no in-school transmission of the coronavirus. He said he strongly encourages families to take extra precautions when allowing students to participate in activities outside of school.

“We are working extremely hard to keep our schools open, and our in-school safety measures have proven effective. However, we find ourselves in a precarious situation this week, with five cases in the last seven days, and we need the entire community to re-commit to high standards of prevention.”