According to the Maine-Endwell Central School District’s website, the district was notified on Sunday that four staff members, and an off campus BOCES student, tested positive for the coronavirus. The district announced contact tracing for Maine-Memorial is complete, and will return for in-person learning on Monday. The cases were at both Maine-Memorial and Homer Brink Elmentary Schools. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Homer Brink Elementary School students will learn from home this week due to multiple COVID-19 cases. MECSD is working with the Broome County Health Department to contact trace individuals. The district added contact tracing and its disruption to school operations were also reasons to move the Homer Brink students remote this week. As a result, the school will shift to a remote learning model which will run from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.
The pair were released early from government quarantine and permitted to drive from the city of Auckland to Wellington, the capital – nearly 650km away – before being diagnosed or even tested, health officials said. Their trip was an approved exemption from the mandatory isolation period for new arrivals to the country in order to visit a dying parent. The women had “done everything right” and had not put other members of the public at risk, said Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand’s director-general of health, on Tuesday. (The Guardian) WELLINGTON – New Zealand has recorded its first new cases of coronavirus for 24 days after two women who arrived in the country from Britain were found to be infected. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield speaks after two new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in New Zealand after 24 days without an active case in the country. HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES