Dozens of active covid cases in Marion, Board of Health hears

Jan 5, 2021

MARION — There are currently 36 active coronavirus cases among residents in the town, according to Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais, who updated the Board of Health on the numbers at a Jan. 5 meeting.

“Those are people in the community that we are currently actively following,” Desmarais noted.

The town has seen 207 Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Old Rochester Regional Junior High School currently has three positive cases in isolation and four contacts in quarantine, while ORR High School has eight positive cases isolating and 20 contacts quarantining.

The junior high has had 12 confirmed cases since the pandemic started, and the high school has had 36 confirmed cases.

At Sippican elementary, there are currently two positive cases in isolation and nine contacts in quarantine. The school has seen 14 confirmed cases since the pandemic started.

Desmarais said that Tabor Academy will be delaying their return to school, with classes tentatively scheduled to start on Feb. 2.

Sippican Health Care Center residents received the vaccine in a clinic on Dec. 30 following a November outbreak at the facility that left two residents dead.

Desmarais said that the vaccination clinic “went well,” adding that the long-term health care facility currently has two cases, both of whom are finishing off their isolation periods.

A total of 115 staff or residents at the facility have already recovered from the virus.