MELROSE (CBS) – Just days into the new school year, two classrooms in Melrose are being told to quarantine because of positive coronavirus cases.
Superintendent Julie Kukenberger is not saying which specific school is involved.READ MORE: Westford Academy To Change 'Grey Ghost' Mascot After Complaints
“We have quarantined two classes and some additional individuals due to two positive individuals who live in the same household,” she told WBZ-TV in a statement. “Because they tested positive on Saturday, all close contacts will quarantine for 7 days from their last exposure, which was Thursday, September 2, 2021.”
Kukenberger said that means as long as these close contacts remain asymptomatic they could return to in person learning on Friday.READ MORE: More Than 1,200 Mass. Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 This Week
She added the district is following the guidance from the state departments of Education and Public Health and they’re working with the Melrose health department “as we navigate these challenging times.”
“I’m not terrified only because my son is vaccinated my wife and I are vaccinated and my in-laws who live with us are all fully vaccinated. There is concern obviously because there are breakthrough infections,” Melrose parent Barry Goldberg told WBZ-TV Wednesday.
Deb Martino says her family is doing their part by regularly talking about how to be safe at school. Her children are too young to be vaccinated.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
“I tell my kids to eat outside if they can and wear a mask,” she told WBZ.