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Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cynwyd student

On March 17, 2020, we notified you that a teacher at Cynwyd Elementary School had a positive test for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Friday evening, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) notified our District that a 4th grade student at Cynwyd Elementary School has also tested positive. The student is at home and recovering well.

The Lower Merion/Narberth area is now experiencing community spread of the virus and testing has become much more available. Therefore, we expect many additional reports of positive tests in the our LMSD community in the coming days and weeks. This is consistent with what is happening nationally.

Since our schools are closed, transmission of COVID-19 in schools is no longer possible. Therefore, after today, when MCOPH notifies the District of additional positive tests for LMSD students or staff, we will not send individual notifications. Instead, we will share the information on the COVID 19 page of the District website, You can also refer to the MCOPH website, which is updated daily.

We know that this is a stressful time for many LMSD families. Our School Nurses are available to assist you with questions and concerns during the school closure. Questions about your child's specific health issues should be directed to your health care provider. Please email the nurse at your child's school and she will respond to your question or concern. General questions may also be directed to

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