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COVID-19: Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business sees cluster of 9 cases

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 3/23/2021 11:14:41 PM
Modified: 3/23/2021 11:14:40 PM

HANOVER — The Tuck School of Business reported a cluster of at least nine students who have tested positive for COVID-19 following spring break.

As planned, students are learning remotely this week to allow for quarantine and testing following the break, said Tuck Dean Matthew Slaughter in a Monday message to the Tuck community. The college is assisting those who have tested positive with meal delivery and isolation housing, he said.

As of Monday, Dartmouth had a total of 10 student cases on campus, according to the college’s dashboard. A total of 28 people were either in quarantine or isolation.

“As we begin spring term this week, let’s please continue to keep public health in mind, exercising caution and taking good care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our community,” Slaughter wrote.

Spring term begins for Dartmouth undergraduates next week. The college had an outbreak that reached a high of about 150 active cases at the tail end of winter term, which ended earlier this month.

Elsewhere in the Upper Valley, the number of active COVID-19 cases at Colby-Sawyer College in New London dropped from 61 on Friday to 19 on Tuesday afternoon as the college prepared for a return to in-person classes on Wednesday after more than a week of remote learning due to an outbreak. A total of 91 people were in quarantine or isolation at Colby-Sawyer as of Tuesday.

K-12 schools have cases

LEBANON — Several Upper Valley K-12 schools have single cases of COVID-19.

A third-grade class at Hanover Street School moved to remote instruction beginning Wednesday after a school employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to messages Superintendent Joanne Roberts sent to families on Tuesday. The class is expected to return to in-person learning next Tuesday as long as there are no further cases or symptoms among those affected.

A student at Lebanon High School also tested positive for COVID-19, Roberts told families in a separate message Tuesday. The new case is not related to the five cases reported at the high school in recent weeks, four of which were related to each other, she said. Roberts said she expected the new case would require quarantine for three staff members and “a limited number of students.”

Additionally, the Twin States’ health departments have announced recent cases at Sunapee Middle High School, Ottauquechee School, White River Valley High School and Woodstock Middle/Senior Union High School.

As a result of the Ottauquechee case, one classroom pod shifted to remote learning this week to allow for quarantine, Principal Amelia Donahey said in an email.

The Woodstock case involved one of the school’s sports teams, said Windsor Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Sherry Sousa in an email.

Due to small numbers, Sousa declined to say whether it was a student or coach who tested positive. Those associated with the team were asked to quarantine, she said.

Teachers get shots

CANAAN — Many teachers and school employees around the region received COVID-19 vaccines at clinics last weekend.

Mascoma Valley Regional School District posted a thank-you note to its Facebook page on Monday expressing gratitude to SAU 62, the town of Canaan, and the Mascoma Community Health Center for collaborating to vaccinate staff at a clinic on Saturday.

About 325 school employees in the Kearsarge Regional School District were vaccinated at a clinic at Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton, N.H., on Friday in partnership with Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network, according to the district’s Facebook page. The district and the public health network are scheduled to hold a follow-up clinic on April 16, where employees will receive the second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at ndoyleburr@vnews.com or 603-727-3213.




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