Dear Students, Staff, and Parents,

This email serves to provide more information about the decision to close McCourt Middle School and make today a distance learning day.  We learned early this morning that a staff member at McCourt tested positive for Covid-19.  Out of an abundance of caution, the administration determined that students and staff should remain home.  A deep cleaning will take place at McCourt today while students and staff are out of the building.

We have been in constant contact with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH).  Moving forward, any decisions regarding the reopening of McCourt will be made at the direction of RIDOH.

Due to confidentiality laws, we cannot release the name or position of the employee who tested positive.  We need to respect that person’s privacy.  We can report that the employee is asymptomatic.

We will be sure to keep you updated as we learn more from RIDOH.


Robert A. Mitchell

Superintendent of Schools

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