COLCHESTER — Students will continue to come to school after a person at Colchester Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said.

“As soon as the district was made aware of this confirmed diagnosis, (Colchester Public Schools) notified the Chatham Health District (CHD) to assess the risk of transmission,” Superintendent Jeffrey Burt wrote in a letter Tuesday.

The letter did not identify whether the person who got sick was a student or district employee.

Based on guidance from the local health department, Burt said, the district will remain open and students will continue to be taught in cohorts.

District nursing staff and the local health department are working to contact trace anyone who was in close proximity to the person who tested positive.

The person who tested positive will be medically isolated, the district said.

“We will continue to monitor and communicate with you regarding this situation. We will use sound decision making based on guidance from the CDC and CHD to maintain safety and continue instruction,” the superintendent said. “Please feel free to contact us for specific questions or concerns.”