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PAWLET — Families in the Mettawee Community School woke up to an email from Superintendent Randi Lowe of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union telling them their school would be studying remotely today due to another COVID-19 case.

“I wanted to let you know that yesterday a member of the Mettawee Community School tested positive for COVID-19,” Lowe wrote. “Given the timeline of communication with the Vermont Department of Health last night, you are receiving an early morning email from me.”

Lowe said all students are having a remote learning day for all students so the school can be given a deep clean and to provide more time to work with the Vermont Department of Health to contact trace any additional close contacts identified.

“Families will hear from Mettawee today if your child is identified as a close contact,” Lowe wrote. “I hope you and yours are healthy and I appreciate everyone’s effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please stay vigilant.”

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


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