‘Seemingly Innocent’ Ball Games Cause New Ludlowe Virus Cases

FAIRFIELD, CT — Last week, coronavirus cases at Fairfield Ludlowe High School spiked after numerous parties were attended by students. This week, pick-up ball games are to blame, according to the superintendent.

As of Wednesday, 19 Fairfield Ludlowe students had tested positive for the virus, an increase of 14 cases compared to the same day last week, Director of Communications Andrea Clark confirmed.

Due to the continual rise in positive tests, the Fairfield Ludlowe building is closed Wednesday and Thursday, with students learning remotely. The school had briefly reopened Tuesday, after it was shuttered for two days last week. The district will consider extending the closure, “if the current situation changes,” Superintendent Mike Cummings said Wednesday in a community message.

“For the second week in a row, we find ourselves having to deal with the consequences of our students participating in weekend activities without masks and without appropriate social distancing,”

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