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Ross School Faculty Member Has COVID-19

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 15:05
A faculty member at the Ross School in East Hampton received the results of a COVID-19 test on Monday night.
Christine Sampson

A member of faculty at the Ross School in East Hampton tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the school's senior leadership announced Tuesday.

The school, which has students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, including international boarding students, said it is not known how the faculty member contracted the illness. The test result came in late Monday night.

The individual first contracted bronchitis three weeks ago and has been under the care of a doctor, according to the announcement. "Four days ago, the faculty member was hospitalized at Stony Brook Southampton for difficulty breathing and possible pneumonia," the school said. "We are all sending our best wishes for a speedy recovery."

The information had been posted on Facebook and the school administration confirmed it in an official email. The school said no one needs to take any action right now other than to "monitor symptoms and consult with their doctor as necessary."

"Please continue to take precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy," the email said.

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