April 7, 2021

Dear RSU 1 Community,

 This letter is to inform you that an individual associated with Morse High School and an individual associated with Fisher Mitchell School recently tested positive for COVID-19. The known close contacts for both cases have been notified individually and excluded from school. 

We are informing you out of an abundance of caution. As always, please monitor yourself/your student for signs and symptoms, and call your healthcare provider if symptoms develop. It is important that you call a healthcare facility before you show up in person. Stay home if you are sick. The school was cleaned and disinfected upon notification of the positive case.

As a reminder, 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 or difficulty breathing 

• muscle or body aches 

• headache 

• new loss of taste or smell 

• sore throat 

• congestion or runny nose 

• nausea or vomiting 

• diarrhea 

Questions for 9-12th students can be directed to the Bath Tech/Morse High School nurse, Katrina Barter, by calling 207-443-8250 or emailing kbarter@rsu1.org.  Questions for 3-5th students can be directed to Ricki Waltz by calling 443-8265 or emailing ewaltz@rsu1.org. 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 any questions you have about your symptoms. More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus  or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.  


Patrick Manuel 

Superintendent of Schools