COVID-19 infection delays return trip for two Monomoy students, adult
COVID-19 infection delays return trip for two Monomoy students, adult

COVID-19 infection delays return trip for two Monomoy students, adult

HARWICH – Two Monomoy Regional High School students and a chaperone were inadvertently extended during an April school holiday to London after being tested positive for COVID-19, according to Monomoy Regional School Superintendent Scott Carpenter.

The infections occurred as the incidence of the BA.2 variant increased in the northeastern part, prompting school officials to keep a watchful eye on possible further increases after the school holidays.

Last week’s April break marked the first time high school-sponsored international travel has taken place since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Carpenter said.

He said the three tested positive on April 21, a day before they were to fly out and return home.

“Everyone was vaccinated and everyone had mild symptoms,” Carpenter said. “… If you’re going abroad now, test negative to get back to the US”

Knowing that there was a possibility of infection abroad, the school officials made sure that the travel company responsible for logistics, EF Toursmade contingency plans to cover the change in travel arrangements and extend hotel stays at no extra cost to affected travelers, Carpenter said.

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