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Web exclusive, December 7, 2020
Union 93 schools return to in-person attendance Monday, December 7

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by Jeffrey B. Roth

After closing Union 93 schools, last week, in response to a COVID-19 positive case at Brooksville Elementary School; in addition to a serious coronavirus outbreak at Island Nursing Home, on Deer Isle, all schools, with the exception of Brooksville, returned to in-person attendance, on Monday, December 7.

“We are aiming for school in person for the next 2 weeks and 2 days, and then we’ll see what’s in store for us in January,” Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt explained in a Friday, December 4 email. “I want to thank all of the hard working staff and parents for juggling things this past week, and I appreciate your hard work and flexibility immensely!”

In the email, Hurvitt said that Hancock County is currently listed as Green, under the CDC and DHHS color designation code. A Green designation allows for in-person school attendance. The next CDC designation is expected to be released on December 11, Hurvitt noted.

“So, we will be back in school in Blue Hill, Castine, Penobscot, and Surry starting December 7th,”.Hurvitt said. “Brooksville will either be back December 7th or December 9th, and Cammie will be in touch with Brooksville on that, as quarantine rules are changing. I want to let Brooksville know that your school was super-cleaned today, (December 4), by Casco Bay Cleaning,” Hurvitt said. “They used their electrostatic sprayer—so when Dawn and I went over there, it was like Ghost Busters.”