Update Letter to East Providence Families and Community Members

March 3, 2020

Good Afternoon East Providence Families & Community Members,
This is an update regarding status of COVID-19 incidents in the district. As you know, we were
made aware of an incident involving a teacher who works at the Silver Spring School. Her
husband attended the St. Raphael’s trip to Italy over the February vacation. He presented
some symptoms of flu and was tested and found presumptively positive for the coronavirus.
Our teacher attended school for two days and is symptom free. However, she is voluntarily
quarantined for 14 days period and as of last reported Sunday evening showing no symptoms.
We have a second situation which came to our attention. A teacher in our Career & Technical
Center went on a family vacation to Italy over the February vacation. She contacted the Rhode
Island Department of Health. Out of an abundance of caution, she has decided to stay at home
for the rest of the week and will advise us and the Department of Health if she presents with
any symptoms.
We will advise you of any changes and continue with our Department of Health approved safety
protocols, including sanitizing all schools on an ongoing basis. Please see our March 1, 2020
letter (https://epschoolsri.org/news/) for more details. Also, we will be providing weekly
updates on our website.
Respectfully,

Kathryn M. Crowley
Superintendent of Schools

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