Second adult at Pine Cobble School, one student test positive for COVID-19

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A second adult and a student at Pine Cobble School have tested positive for the coronavirus.

One day after reporting that the school has switched to remote learning because a teacher became infected, Head of School Susannah Wells on Tuesday said a second adult and pone student from the same classroom has also tested positive.

The school opened Sept. 8 for in-person learning after receiving negative results for all 188 staff and students from tests conducted on Aug. 29 and 30.

After two days of school, a teacher felt ill and was retested, Wells said, and that teacher and class were sent home to quarantine. When the positive test result came back Saturday, Wells said, the school shifted to a remote model for two weeks.

Wells said the school will remain in a remote learning model through Sept. 25, with a Yom Kippur school holiday already scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28. After that, Wells said, the school will return to in-person instruction.

That is not expected to change in response to the new cases, Wells said, pending further developments.

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