Cranston West Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus

GoLocalProv News Team

A Cranston West High School student has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced on Friday. 

No additional details about the student were given. 

This announcement comes just after Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced nine new cases in Rhode Island. 

There are now 14 cases of coronavirus in the state. 

Cranston West students, parents and faculty were sent the following letter. 

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty & Staff of CHSW:

Within the past hour, Cranston Public Schools was notified of a positive test result of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) for a student at Cranston High School West. 

The school department is working with our partners at the Rhode Island Department of Health(RIDOH) to provide you with the latest information as this situation unfolds.

As a result of the circumstances, the  RIDOH has instructed the school department to issue the following guidance to all members of the Cranston High School West school community:

  • Beginning today, all students, faculty, and staff of Cranston High School West must quarantine themselves at home, under an abundance of caution, for the next 14 days.
  • Students, faculty and staff under the quarantine should not leave their homes for the duration of the 14-day quarantine
  • Those affected by the quarantine should monitor themselves if they begin to exhibit the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.
  • Parents, siblings and other family members may leave their homes, at their discretion, but should not admit visitors for any reason.
  • Parents, siblings and other family members that begin to exhibit the aforementioned symptoms should also quarantine themselves for 14 days.

If you have any health-related questions please contact the RIDOH directly at the following phone numbers:  Monday- Friday, 8:30 A.M – 4:30 P.M. at  401-222-2577, and after hours at 401-276-8046. A Cranston High School West student has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced on Friday.