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COVID Creeps Back Into Town

A reader writes:

I woke up this morning to an email from Longshore Sailing School. They said they will be closed today, because one of their employees tested positive for the coronavirus. All staff will get tested today.

I am freaking out, because my son was there Monday and Tuesday. I’m not sure if he was exposed or not.

More importantly, this is how the spread happens again. This was the first week we sent my son out to an organized activity since March (we quarantined until last weekend). I will be so upset if he turns out to be positive from this.

I am very worried because my elderly parents live with us.

Many people were partying and not being safe over the July 4th weekend. Now the virus may spike again in our town.

Of course our family will get tested this morning to be safe.

The reader followed up an hour later with this:

I talked to my son’s doctor this morning. She said the problem is if someone got exposed, it may not show up as positive for a week. So if he tests today he could get a false negative.

She said this will be a problem with kids going back to school in the fall. Norwalk summer school opened this week. Then a teacher tested positive, and they have now shut down for the remainder of the week.

If this happens when school opens, what will they do? Will they shut down every time?

This should be a really good discussion. I don’t think anyone has a clear decision at this point about what to do.

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