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Follow-Up Message From Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders

Thank you again to those who have reached out regarding the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).  I want to continue to emphasize that, as of the writing of this letter, there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire.  Be assured, as the District receives more information, we will update you as quickly and effectively as possible.

Over the weekend, I have been in contact with The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs Italy trip coordinator as well as the parents of the talented young singers  from ConVal who traveled to Italy to perform. This was not a ConVal sponsored event so communication regarding the trip and the members return needed to be coordinated. The choir did not travel to any areas in Italy that are presently impacted by COVID-19 nor do their members show any symptoms of being in anyway ill.  Nonetheless, in conjunction with The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs, the decision has been made that those that traveled to Italy will remain at home tomorrow to give the School District and The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs the opportunity to review the latest information and coordinate with State and local health officials. 

The ConVal School District continues to follow closely the information being shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the New Hampshire Bureau of Infectious Disease. As we have new information from these organizations, we will update our plans, procedures, and protocols in the best interest of our communities’ health and safety.  Additionally, as we become aware of families, students, and staff who have traveled abroad to any countries under the COVID-19 travel advisory, we will work closely with them related to both attendance and education.  

I will send out another update tomorrow when I have additional information. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime,  please do not hesitate to reach out either through email, or by calling 603-924-3336 ext.  2028.