Silver Spring Elementary moves to one week of distance learning after positive COVID-19 case

Sliver Spring School

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Silver Spring Elementary School announced that they will be moving to distance learning from October 26-30.

Superintendent Katherine Crowley told parents in an email, that the Rhode Island Department of Health was notified that a person in the school’s office tested positive for COVID-19.

Crowley stated “Staff have been working closely with RIDOH’s COVID-19 Unit to determine who had close contact with the person who tested positive.”

The school will be closed from Oct. 26-30, and students will utilize distance learning.

“The classrooms, bathrooms, and other spaces used by the students and staff will be cleaned before students/staff return in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)”, Crowley stated in the email to parents.

Additionally, both East Providence High School and the East Providence Career and Tech Center will be closed this week due to ongoing electrical and mechanical issues from last weeks flood at the high school. Both schools will engage in distance learning.

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