QUINCY (CBS) – A parent who attended the Quincy High School graduation on Saturday has since tested positive for coronavirus, the school told parents in a letter a day after the ceremony.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Kevin Mulvey said he was notified of the positive test Sunday morning.READ MORE: Wife Of New Bedford Police Sergeant Who Died From COVID-19 Fights For Benefits
Mulvey said everyone in attendance was required to wear a face covering, seating was six feet apart and there was a staggered entrance to the stadium.
“Because of these precautions, there is a low risk of transmission to the majority of those attending the ceremony yesterday,” Mulvey wrote.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
The City of Quincy’s Health Department has already completed contact tracing, and anyone who was potentially impacted has been notified.
Anyone who assisted with a medical emergency at the stadium is asked to contact the Quincy Health Department.
At least one Quincy resident disapproved of the graduation taking place to begin with.MORE NEWS: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
“Nobody intends to go anywhere so they can transmit a virus but at the same time, I don’t think any of this is wise right now,” said John Doherty. “The children have basically achieved something wonderful but it’s not worth the risk of putting people in a place where they can all get sick.”