Superintendent: Dozens in Wilton schools remain quarantined due to COVID exposure

Wilton High School has another positive COVID-19 case, but over a one week period, the number of students int he district qurantining after being deemed in "close contact" more than doubled.

Wilton High School has another positive COVID-19 case, but over a one week period, the number of students int he district qurantining after being deemed in “close contact” more than doubled.

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WILTON — There have been two more COVID cases in the town’s schools and dozens of students and teachers remain quarantined due to “close contact” with someone who tested positive.

Wilton High School and Cider Mill School each have one new case of the coronavirus. Superintendent Kevin Smith announced Monday the two new cases were reported to the district earlier that day.

According to the district’s data, one Wilton High School student tested positive. The data did not indicate whether the Cider Mill case was a student or staff member. According to the superintendent, “no other members of our school community were required to quarantine” due to the new cases.

A total of 56 students and eight staff members remain quarantined because they have been in “close contact” with someone who tested positive. The total number of students quarantining due to close contact has increased by over 30 from the previous week.

“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 said.