Latest COVID-19 Cases in Schools Announced Wednesday Night: 4 New Cases, 14 Quarantined

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Four students or staff in Darien Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19, the district was informed on Wednesday, and contact tracing resulted in 10 others being told to quarantine themselves for 10 days, district officials said.

Three of the four people who tested positive are from Darien High School, the other from Middlesex Middle School, and all 10 of the others quarantined are from the high school, according to the announcement sent Wednesday night by Superintendent Alan Addley and district Nursing Director Alicia Casucci.

Anyone in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 was told to quarantine for 10 days from the time of contact and to get themselves tested for the coronavirus and have their family members tested as well, the announcement said.

Recent similar announcements:

Thirteen More COVID-19 Cases in Schools Announced Monday and Tuesday, Total of 71 New Quarantines (Tuesday, April 6)

COVID-19 Found in Four More Individuals in Darien School System, They and 39 Others Quarantined (March 28)

Eight Separate COVID-19 Cases Result in 94 Quarantines at Darien High School, Hindley School (March 25)

Full Text of the Announcement

The email received was sent at 9:30 p.m.:

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Today, April 7, 2021, the Darien Public Schools District COVID Response Team was notified about four (4) individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The affected individuals have been instructed to remain home in self-isolation for ten (10) days from the date of their positive test.  All family members have also been instructed to self-quarantine and get tested.


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Contact Tracing: Additional Individuals Quarantined

DHS Case #1



DHS Case #2



DHS Case #3






The details of these cases have been reviewed with the Darien Health Department and our District Medical Advisor.  Contact tracing has been completed and it has been determined ten (10) additional school community members are considered close contacts and will require a 10-day quarantine from the date of last contact.

Your continued diligence with monitoring for symptoms and practicing preventative measures is greatly appreciated. Please keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms or if they are awaiting test results, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing collaborative efforts in helping to protect the well-being of our greater community.


Dr. Alan Addley, Ed.D



Alicia Casucci, APRN, CPNP

Director of Nursing Services

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