Four new COVID cases at Westport schools

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Workers with Murphy Medical Associates conduct corona virus at a drive-thru testing station Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Bedford Middle School in Westport, Conn. Due to a large coronavirus outbreak in Westport, the Westport Weston Health District arranged for additional community testing. Residents of Westport and Weston were tested by Murphy Medical Associates, a private company, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Workers with Murphy Medical Associates conduct corona virus at a drive-thru testing station Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Bedford Middle School in Westport, Conn. Due to a large coronavirus outbreak in Westport, the Westport Weston Health District arranged for additional community testing. Residents of Westport and Weston were tested by Murphy Medical Associates, a private company, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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WESTPORT — Four new cases of COVID-19 have been found across town public schools, Superintendent Thomas Scarice said in a letter to the school community.

The four cases were spread out over four schools — Stepping Stones Preschool, Long Lots Elementary School, Bedford Middle School and Staples High School, according to Scarice’s Wednesday letter.

The letter did not announce any new school closures.

“Those impacted have been notified by school and District officials,” Scarice wrote. “As a reminder, families are asked to report positive of COVID-19 cases of students using our reporting voicemail or email regardless of whether the students are in remote or hybrid models of instruction.”

The news comes a day after the superintendent announced two new confirmed cases were found at Greens Farms and Long Lots elementary schools. A presumptive case was also found at Staples, Scarice said Tuesday in a similar letter.