COVID-19 case confirmed at Lincoln School in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Lincoln School in Providence confirms someone in the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ashley Rappa, Director of Marketing and Communications for the school, confirmed the positive case in an emailed statement.

“While we cannot comment on the medical status of any individuals within the Lincoln community, we can confirm we have a positive case in the Upper School. We took immediate action as soon as we became aware of the situation, including notifying our parents and students, and are following all health and safety protocols as outlined by the Rhode Island Department of Health.”

When asked if the positive case was a student or staff member, the school declined to comment.

No word on how this will impact in-person learning at the school, or how many people in the school community will quarantine.

The Lincoln School was founded in 1884 and is a Kindergarten through 12th-grade school. According to its website, Lincoln is the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values.

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