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20 Auburn Public School Students Quarantined After Bus Monitor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Twenty students in Auburn Public Schools are being asked to quarantine after the district found that they were potentially exposed to a bus monitor who tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter sent to parents Friday, Superintendent Casey Handfield said the bus monitor was removed from work Sept. 18 after complaining of symptoms associated with COVID-19, according to MassLive.com. The monitor tested negative for the coronavirus on Sept. 19 but tested positive Sept. 23.

The superintendent's letter said affected staff, students and siblings have been asked to quarantine “out of an abundance of caution” and to follow up with their medical providers. The letter said school officials would stay in contact with anyone affected until they are cleared to return to school.

Classrooms in Swanson Road Intermediate School and Auburn High School are being cleaned in response to the case, and district officials said they are meeting with the busing company to review protocols.

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