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Health Update from Mr. Benson – 9/19/2021

Dear Parents,

I received notification today of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Cawley Middle School.  I have completed contact tracing following the guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Anyone who was identified as a close contact has been notified of the self-observation guidelines via email. 

The school is working closely with the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to follow the guidance they have provided for this situation and will provide updates should their recommendations change. 

As always, if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as congestion, stuffy or runny nose, headache, fatigue, sore throat, cough, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, muscle aches, fever or chills, shortness of breath or change in taste or smell, please keep them home and contact the school nurse, Mrs. McCarron,  

Symptomatic students or staff can be allowed to return to school when one of the following two conditions is met:

  • Person receives an FDA-approved COVID-19 test that is negative, AND the person’s symptoms are improving and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours off any fever-reducing medications. 
  • Person has met CDC criteria for ending home isolation (i.e., if a person is not tested, they are managed assuming they have COVID-19).

The safety of our children and staff is our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of everyone, the school has been following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces.If you have any questions, please contact me at 603-518-5047, ext. 5003 or


Matthew Benson

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