October 1, 2020 

Dear BB&N Community,

We have received notice that an 11th grade BB&N student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student, who had a known exposure to a non-BB&N community member last week, received the positive test result this afternoon. While of course we are required to preserve confidentiality, I can inform you that the student is at home and doing well, though feeling mildly symptomatic. 

The student was last present at school on Friday, September 25 for classes and on Saturday, September 26, for practice. In consultation with the Cambridge Department of Public Health, however, we have not identified at this time any contacts who will need to be traced, per the State and CDC guidelines of a close contact. In an abundance of caution, however, we have reached out individually to the families who have children in this student’s classes or on the student’s athletic team.   

Because of this determination that there are no close contacts at BB&N, there is no further action required by any member of our community. However, for any student or family who might be interested in taking a COVID-19 test, I offer the reminder that there are a number of options available to our community members:

As a reminder, if your child develops any symptoms, as listed on the Daily Symptom Checklist, please keep your child home from school and contact the school nurse. 

I want to take a moment to acknowledge that our community’s commitment to the safety protocols in our hybrid model is why the Department of Public Health is not contact tracing any member of our community. Thank you so much for your understanding of and support for this model, as we are seeing firsthand the impact of our efforts. Please feel free to reach out to Kimberly Gold, Director of Student Support Services, or me with any questions.  

Best,

Dr. Jennifer Price
Head of School