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SUDBURY – Yesterday, March 20, the Sudbury Board of Health was made aware that a parent, who has a student at Lincoln-Sudbury High School and a student at Curtis Middle School, tested positive for COVID-19.

All close contacts, at this time, have been notified.

The affected family and all other close contacts are following Isolation and Quarantine guidelines.

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Close contact typically means immediate family members or people exposed within 6 feet of the positive case for greater than 15 minutes.

At this time, none of the close contacts that were identified are sick.

They all remain at home and asymptomatic at this time. The Health Department will continue to monitor this situation and immediately investigate any cases.

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As we have been expecting, community spread of COVID-19 has now been confirmed.

All residents should be aware of signs and symptoms of the disease.

If you feel sick, please self-quarantine and call your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (for example fever, cough, and shortness of breath). Requests for testing must be made through your healthcare provider.

Please continue to follow personal protective measures:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Practice social distancing. Examples of social distancing include avoiding large events and shaking hands or hugging, remaining at least six feet away from others and especially anyone who is coughing or sneezing, and allowing employees to work from home, and using teleconference instead of in-person meeting.

• Wash hands often, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer until soap and water are available.

• Cough/sneeze into a tissue. Dispose of used tissues immediately into a trash can and wash hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

If you have concerns about COVID-19, you should access information by calling 2-1-1: 2-1-1: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that Massachusetts 2-1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.