Of active COVID cases, none were in-school transmission, Greenwich district tracker shows

North Mianus School

North Mianus School

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GREENWICH — New positive cases of COVID-19 in Greenwich schools dropped by half — from 10 to five — over the weekend, according to the school district’s online tracker.

The five new cases bring the total of positive tests to 58 since school started, with 44 cases classified as “resolved.”

Currently, 10 students, a teacher and three service providers remain on the active case list, with cases spread across eight schools. A total of three cases are at the middle and high schools; the rest — 12 — are at the elementary schools, with the most cases at North Mianus, with four; Hamilton Avenue with three; New Lebanon and Old Greenwich with two each and one at Julian Curtiss.

The school total is higher by one than the district total, according to schools spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz, because a service provider working in two different locations tested positive and “staff working at multiple schools are counted towards each location’s total.”

Of the current 14 active cases, eight are listed as being contracted from outside activities or family, six were considered undetermined and none were confirmed as having been contracted in school.

Nine families have reported more than one case for a total of 22 individuals in those families affected.

Under an executive order from Gov. Ned Lamont, masks are required for everyone, regardless of immunization status, in schools statewide until at least Sept. 30. The governor has asked that his emergency powers — and the mandates now in place — be extended until Feb. 15, which must be approved by the state legislature.

The Greenwich Board of Education also voted to approve a mask mandate through at least Sept. 30 and require social distancing in school buildings.

As of Sept. 23, Connecticut’s school submission summary of COVID-19 reported 855 cases of COVID-19 in public and private schools statewide during the week of Sept. 16 through 22. That was slightly lower than the week before, when 899 cases in public and private schools were registered.

The state updates its schools COVID-19 data on Thursdays.

While 728 students in grades K-12 have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year, 89 percent of the cases have been found in students who are not vaccinated — many of whom are still ineligible. The state has also reported 127 cases among staff, about 33 percent of whom were not vaccinated.

The Greenwich Public Schools will continue to update the online COVID-19 on Tuesdays and Fridays, according to Supranowitz.

The school district will also send letters to staff and families if they are impacted directly, he has said.

A year ago, the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Greenwich Public Schools came in mid-September and, until late October, cases remained in the single digits districtwide. For the entirety of the 2020-21 school year, a total of 697 cases of COVID-19 were reported.