Fairfield schools report 9 new COVID cases

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Fairfield Ludlowe High School Headmaster Greg Hatzis chats with seniors during the first day of school for Fairfield Public Schools in Fairfield, Conn., on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From left to right are seniors Emma Torello, Ellie Melvin and Allie Clark.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School Headmaster Greg Hatzis chats with seniors during the first day of school for Fairfield Public Schools in Fairfield, Conn., on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020. From left to right are seniors Emma Torello, Ellie Melvin and Allie Clark.

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FAIRFIELD — Nine more people have tested positive in the town’s public school’s, including one in the district’s main office, school officials said Wednesday.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School and McKinley Elementary School each reported two new cases, according to a letter from Superintendent Mike Cummings and COVID-19 Health And Safety Compliance Liaison Angelus Papageorge.

The other four new cases were spread across Roger Ludlowe and Tomlinson middle schools, and Timothy Dwight and North Stratfield elementary schools.

The announcement comes a day after Cummings announced Dwight would go remote-only through Friday after 11 staff members had been forced to quarantine.

No new closures were announced in Wednesday’s letter.

“In-school contact tracing has been confirmed and any close contacts are now in quarantine,” the letter said. “If there is a need for anyone else to self-quarantine, they will be contacted directly by a member of the Fairfield Health Department Contact Tracing Team.”