A member of the Joel Barlow High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on campus on October 28. A short-term closure for all students and staff through Thursday, November 5th has been put in place. The district is currently contact tracing in collaboration with the local health director to determine the level of exposure for students and staff. During this short-term closure, Joel Barlow High School will switch to a Distance Learning Platform for all students. It is anticipated that school will resume for cohort B and cohort D students on Friday. Staff and students exhibiting symptoms, or feeling ill, should call their medical provider to ask about testing. A close contact is defined as any individual who spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of a confirmed case or had direct exposure to droplets of a positive case over the course of a 24 hour period.