The Watertown Public Schools were closed on what was to be the second day back from winter vacation so that COVID-19 tests can processed and those testing positive can be notified.
On Monday, Jan. 3, students and staff were tested on the first day after the break. Originally, Tuesday was going to be an early-release day, but Superintendent Dede Galdston announced that schools would be closed so that people who tested positive can be notified.
The Superintendent sent out the following announcement:
As we process our pool testing, we have made the decision to close schools for today, Tuesday, January 4. We will contact families that are in positive pools throughout the day for reflex testing and send out a communication later with more information. Our school and district offices will be open for phone calls only.
Thank you for your understanding,