•A Hermon High School student has tested positive for Covid 19 impacting 38 students and 6 staff members.  As a result, Hermon High School will transition to remote learning next week Tuesday, March 23, through Thursday, March 25.  Students and staff will return to in-person learning on Friday, March 26.  In addition, the in-person intervention day originally scheduled for Monday, March 22 will be canceled. Intervention Mondays will resume on March 29.  

•We are also dealing with local cases from outside of the school that has caused 9 students and 1 staff member (different grade levels) at PADS to quarantine.  

While vaccinations are climbing and cases declined, we are obviously not out of the woods yet.  

Please be safe and take the recommended precautions.  

If you have any questions please call the school nurse and or principal.  We will keep you posted.


Updated COVID State Vaccination Dashboard HERE.  

Updated COVID State Cases Dashboard HERE.

Updated COVID State Travel Requirements HERE.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe. It can be more severe in adults 60 years and older and in those with underlying conditions. The virus mainly spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and an uninfected person breathes in the virus. Signs and symptoms include:

  • fever or chills

  • cough

  • shortness of breath 

  • fatigue

  • muscle or body aches

  • headache

  • new loss of taste or smell 

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose 

  •  nausea or vomiting

  • diarrhea

Maine CDC recommends prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include proper handwashing with soap and warm water, which is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. When soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

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 or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Thank you, 

Jim Chasse