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Burr and Burton Academy headmaster Mark Tashjian said a BBA student has tested positive and is recuperating.

Tashjian said the student was not feeling well in the first class of the day and was sent home.

“This student was last in school on Wednesday, Jan. 20, for the beginning of the first period,” Tashjian wrote Sunday in a message to families. “Early in the class, the student didn’t feel well and was sent immediately to the health clinic and then home.”

Tashjian said the school was notified over the weekend that the student’s test had come back positive.

“The student continues to show symptoms and is not feeling well,” Tashjian wrote. “We all hope for a swift recovery.”

Tashian said no students, faculty or staff are considered close contacts.

“The teacher as well as the other students in the class have been notified,” Tashjian wrote. “I will keep you apprised of any further developments.”

COVID-19 continues to be at elevated levels in the area.

Contact Darren Marcy at dmarcy@manchesterjournal.com or by cell at 802-681-6534.


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