On Sunday, Cheshire Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan announced that one local teacher had tested positive for COVID-19 and an administrator in the District was awaiting results of their own test after experiencing symptoms.
The news prompted Solan to require all faculty and staff at Cheshire High and Dodd Middle Schools to work from home for the foreseeable future.
On Thursday, Sept. 2, Solan confirmed that the administrator who had been exhibiting signs of possible COVID-19 infection has tested negative for the virus.
“The administrator’s test was negative. Thankfully she is already over her illness,” Solan wrote, in an email. “We did not mandate testing to those who were in close contact with a positive individual because that requires self quarantine for 14 days, even if they have tested negative.”
The teacher who tested positive for the virus was described as being asymptomatic. Solan stated that anyone who had come in contact with the individual would have already been contacted by local health officials. There are no plans to alter the District’s reopening schedule at this time, which calls for students to take part in orientations starting after Labor Day and for classes to begin on Friday, Sept. 11.
As of now, no other CPS teachers or staff have tested positive for COVID-19, Solan states.