Trumbull schools confirm COVID case at Hillcrest
TRUMBULL — Hillcrest Middle School will remain open to staff Wednesday after a person there was diagnosed with COVID-19, the superintendent’s office said.
The district did not specify whether the person was a student or school employee.
“This person was on school premises today and did have direct exposure with other members of our community,” Superintendent Martin Semmel said in a letter to family and staff Tuesday.
Students are studying remotely Wednesday, according to the daily bulletin posted on the school’s website.
The decision to remain open was based on the recommendations of local health officials, Semmel said.
“We are working closely with the Trumbull Nursing Department and the Trumbull Health Department to identify anyone who had close contact with the person to determine if they might have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. This is our highest priority when a positive case has been identified,” Semmel said.
Anyone who may have been exposed to the virus will be contacted by the town health department and told to quarantine for 14 days, the superintendent said.