Darien Schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced to parents on Tuesday night that he is going into quarantine after his spouse tested positive for COVID-19, although he tested negative.
“Upon leaving work on Monday, I was tested for COVID-19,” Addley said in the announcement, emailed Wednesday night.
“My PCR test was negative and I immediately started my 14-day period of quarantine,” he continued. “I am feeling well and following the directions from the CDC, District protocols and my physician.”
Addley said the quarantine period will end on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The superintendent said he will get another COVID-19 test before returning to work.
Here’s the full text of Addley’s announcement:
I hope this finds your family well and in good health. I write to apprise you on Monday afternoon, November 16, my spouse tested positive for COVID-19; hence, I am a close contact.
Upon leaving work on Monday, I was tested for COVID-19. My PCR test was negative and I immediately started my 14-day period of quarantine. I am feeling well and following the directions from the CDC, District protocols and my physician. I will take another COVID-19 test before returning to work on Tuesday, December 1.
Inevitably, as a community we will continue to experience positive cases and many people and families will experience periods of quarantine. I encourage everyone to remain vigilant in practicing health and safety measures that will keep the community safe and our schools open.
Dr. Alan Addley, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools