North Providence superintendent says Department of Health failed to promptly notify schools of positive COVID test
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Health says it did contact the schools superintendent Ssunday
Our protocols are to reach out to school leadership whenever a case is identified as part of our case investigation and contact tracing process. This happened over the weekend with North Providence. The student was instructed to isolate, we started the contact tracing process, and a member of our case investigation team called the superintendent on Sunday. A message was left for the superintendent on Sunday indicating that we were calling about a COVID-19 case in the district. The superintendent called back, but we did not connect until Monday morning.
North Providence isn’t the only school district to report notification delays of positive COVID-19 cases by the Department of Public Health.
Lincoln Supt. Larry Filippelli said the Department of Health called him Monday about a high school student who tested positive on Saturday.