ELLSWORTH – Students at all Ellsworth schools will be starting the month learning remotely, after a COVID-19 case was detected at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Mon, Nov. 30.
Superintendent Dan Higgins made the announcement in a statement posted to the school district’s website.
Higgins said they learned of the positive case late Monday afternoon. That person is now in isolation.
As of 4:30 Monday afternoon, Higgins said 13 staff members and 18 students have been identified as close contacts.
In order to clean the building and continue with contact tracing, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, Ellsworth High School, Hancock County Technical Center and the Ellsworth Adult Education program will all be remote on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Higgins’ statement said they intend to return to the hybrid learning schedule once the cleaning and contact tracing is complete.
More information about a return date is expected Tuesday.