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Lincoln school goes remote for two days

WARREN — The Lincoln PK-8 School in Warren will have all students in Cohort A on remote learning today and Tuesday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro said Sunday the building was sanitized over the weekend and will be cleaned today and Tuesday, but for safety of all students who attend Mondays and Tuesdays, their classes will be online only.

Chiaro said the school district is working with the Trumbull County Combined Health District, and based on its recommendations, school officials will decide whether students in Cohort B will return to school Thursday. He said this also will give school and health officials time to review the situation for contact tracing.

Chiaro said he was informed someone had tested positive for COVID-19. He said the district immediately took the necessary steps to quarantine additional staff members who may have been in contact with the infected individual.

“This will allow the district time to work closely with the Warren City Health Department to determine if any additional contact tracing or quarantine is necessary,” he said.

Chiaro said a deep cleaning using an electrostatic spraying device and sanitization of all high-touch points in the building with commercial-grade disinfectant has been done.

Six new student cases of COVID-19 were identified in Trumbull County schools during the week of Oct. 12 to Oct 17.

New student cases in Trumbull County included one each in Hubbard Exempted Village School, LaBrae, Liberty and Niles schools. Two cases were identified in the Lakeview School District, according to the health department.

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