Saint Raphael Academy says one of their faculty members tests positive for coronavirus
By, Nicholas Pappadia
PROVIDENCE, R.I.: A member of the Saint Raphael Academy tested positive for coronavirus in a test done by the state health laboratory. Health officials are still waiting to hear results from the Centers for Disease Control.
The college preparatory school in Pawtucket said they are “saddened to confirm a member of our community has had a presumptive positive test.”
The full statement from the school said:
Saint Raphael Academy is saddened to confirm that a member of our community has had a “presumptive positive” test result to the coronavirus. It is important to note that this member of the community has not been at the Academy since returning from Europe, and none of his immediate family members are symptomatic at this time. The administration has been in close contact with the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). At their directive, the students and chaperones who were on the recent trip to Europe will be out of school until March 9. They are on self-quarantine and will be self-monitoring with DOH supervision. Although not directed by the CDC or RIDOH, out of an abundance of caution, the SRA Administration has decided that all students, faculty and staff will have Virtual Days at home on Monday and Tuesday (March 2 and 3) while ongoing campus sanitation continues. All after-school activities and practices (including sports) are also canceled. Classes will resume on campus as usual on Wednesday, March 4.
In a press conference on Sunday, the Health Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health said he is a man in his 40’s.
His name has not been released yet.
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