Brookfield schools report three more COVID-19 cases

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Brookfield High School is on 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd, in Brookfield. While upgrades to high school are less likely, the building systems are also getting old. Photo Monday, April 23, 2018.

Brookfield High School is on 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd, in Brookfield. While upgrades to high school are less likely, the building systems are also getting old. Photo Monday, April 23, 2018.

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BROOKFIELD — The school district notified residents of three more COVID-19 cases across schools, according to a notification from Superintendent John Barile.

Two members from Brookfield High and an individual at Whisconier Middle School tested positive for coronavirus, the message read.

“The affected individuals and families have been instructed to remain home and isolate,” Barile said.

“Anyone who is considered a “close contact” with these individuals has been contacted by now or will be contacted very soon and provided with instructions on the appropriate steps to take, which includes quarantine for ten days, with close monitoring for days 11-14,” he added.

The district has not received any other reports of community members experiencing symptoms resembling COVID-19, the notification said.

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are 20 positive cases across the district, 17 of which are students. An additional 14 students are quarantining after coming into close contact with others.

This news comes as Barile adjusted the quarantine period to ten days, reflecting guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Brookfield Director of Health Raymond Sullivan.

Barile said those who are COVID-positive need to isolate for ten days and the infected individual needs to be careful returning on day eleven, taking note of arising symptoms. He said transmission is possible but the chances are low. Returning a member back to school four days earlier allows there to be more staff and students so children may remain in school.

Barile said the district will continue working with Brookfield’s health department to monitor COVID-19 data trends.