Superintendent: 6 new COVID cases reported in Wilton schools

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Wilton Superintendent of Schools Kevin Smith

Wilton Superintendent of Schools Kevin Smith

Hearst Connecticut Media

WILTON — As students returned to school Monday, Superintendent Kevin Smith said six new COVID cases were reported during the winter recess.

The Middlebrook School saw the most positive test results, accounting for half of the new cases. Wilton High School, the Miller-Driscoll School and the Cider Mill School each reported one new case.

According to the district’s data, one Miller-Driscoll staff member tested positive and the other new cases involved students. According to the superintendent, “no other members of our school community were required to quarantine” due to the new cases.

A total of 22 students and 10 staff members remain quarantined because they have been in “close contact” with someone who tested positive. This total is up two students and five staff members from the week before recess.

“I would like to remind all members of our Miller-Driscoll, Cider Mill, Middlebrook, and Wilton High School communities to continue to self-monitor daily for symptoms, particularly in light of our recent cases,” Smith cautioned members of his district.

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Connecticut’s new COVID vaccination guidelines, which prioritizes school staff and teachers who can begin registering next month.

“This is most welcome news and a very positive advancement as we continue our efforts to increase the numbers of students attending school in-person,” Smith wrote in a statement Monday after the governor’s announcement.

“We have witnessed a significant decline in new COVID-19 case counts in Fairfield County and across Connecticut. It is my hope that the trend continues.”