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Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York closed until Oct. 22 due to COVID-19 outbreak

The superintendent said students who may have been in close contact with the affected individuals have been contacted.

YORK, Maine — York School Department superintendent, Lou Goscinski, announced Sunday that Coastal Ridge Elementary School will switch to distance learning until Thursday, October 22, due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

An outbreak is defined as three or more cases of the virus within a 14-day period. Goscinski said the plan is for students to return in-person on October 23. The school will be cleaned and disinfected according to federal CDC guidelines before the reopening of school.

On Thursday, he said an individual tested positive for the virus. The school was closed Thursday, October 7, also.

York School Department's designated contact tracer, Ms. Emily Castaline, is working with the Maine CDC to identify those who have been in close contact with the individuals that tested positive. If you or your child have been identified as a close contact, the Maine CDC or a school representative has contacted you. 

Any individual who tests positive must contact Ms. Castaline as soon as is practical.