Positive COVID-19 Case at Kate Furbish Elementary School

December 31, 2020

Dear Staff, Students, and Families:

This letter is to inform you that an individual associated with Kate Furbish Elementary School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This latest case does not require contact tracing due to the date of exposure occurring after the beginning of the December break. 

This is the 12th case total associated with the district thus far. 

It should be noted that with every positive COVID-19 case, the district works directly with Maine DOE/CDC to determine the infectious period and contact tracing requirements, based on the impacted individual’s last day of attendance at school before developing symptoms or testing positive. Regardless of the determination around the need to quarantine, the district has made a commitment to transparency and will continue to report positive cases, whether further action is needed or not. 

All COVID-19 cases and related information in the district are made available to the public at the BSD COVID-19 Resources page at the following link:


For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695).  You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email info@211maine.org.  Call a health care provider for questions about your symptoms.  More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus


Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools