Hollis closes school for virus

HOLLIS – On Monday, official with SAU 41 were notified that an employee of the district was being tested for COVID-19.

After the notification, district staff and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the commissioner of education, made the decision to close all schools on Tuesday out of an “overabundance of caution.”

Workers will disinfect the high risk areas of the schools, and other appropriate actions will be taken.

Officials have not made a decision about having school on March 11.

Following is a statement from Superintendent Andrew Corey:

“This afternoon, SAU41 became aware of an employee who was being tested for COVID-19. Immediately after this information came to our office, we began planning for a proactive response to mitigate risk for our students, staff, and families. I have had direct conversations with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Commissioner of Education. I have decided to close all buildings in SAU41 tomorrow, March 10, acting with an overabundance of caution. Closing for the day will allow us to disinfect high risk areas within the buildings. No decision has been made yet regarding the status of school on Wednesday, March 11. Additional communication will be forthcoming as we receive more information.

“Local voting in Brookline will take place as scheduled at CSDA tomorrow between 7am and 7:30pm. Tonight’s Hollis Brookline High School Boys Varsity Basketball playoff game has been postponed. We appreciate your understanding as we work together through this extenuating circumstance.”