DATE: November 12, 2020
RE: COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE AT Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter
This email is to inform you that an individual associated with Tri-County Technical Center has tested positive for COVID-19. It was confirmed this morning. We have taken steps with our response team to follow the Maine CDC and DOE guidelines to notify staff and students as appropriate.
The individual who tested positive was last in attendance at the school on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Thirteen students and one staff member are now in quarantine with the investigation ongoing. Angie Buker and Crystal Greaves are contacting all staff and students who may be impacted.
At this point, TCTC will remain open for staff and students.
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 health 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 / chills ●new loss of taste / smell
- cough ●congestion / runny nose
- shortness of breath / difficulty breathing ●nausea / vomiting
- fatigue ●diarrhea
- muscle / body aches ●sore throat
Please keep in mind that many things can cause respiratory illness, so students (and staff) should be up-to-date on influenza and routine vaccinations.
Kevin T. Jordan
SAD #46/AOS #94 Superintendent of Schools
Preparing our youth for tomorrow’s challenges!
Tri-County Technical Center provides Career and Technical Education for high school students residing in this region. Programs provide academic and work experiences that prepare students for employment and lifelong learning.
Instruction is organized to provide pathways to employment and to post-secondary education. Training focuses on the development of responsible citizenship based on the best practices of workplace values, ethics, safety, employability, leadership, and technical skills. The staff ensures that instruction promotes diversity and accommodates a variety of learning styles.
Program areas include (Click program titles to see videos):
- Automotive Technology
- Building Trades
- Commercial Truck Driving
- Computer-aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Graphic Design & Communications
- Health Occupations
- Metals Manufacturing
- Multimedia Production
- Technical Foundations
Tri-County Technical Center, located in Dexter, ME, offers career and technical instruction in the following Maine Department of Education approved CTE programs: Health Occupations, Automotive technology, Building Trades, Technical Foundations, Culinary Arts, CADD, Emergency Medical Technician, Metals Manufacturing, Commercial Truck Driving, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design & Communications, and Multi-media Productions.
It is our policy that Tri-County Technical Center does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, or disability, and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Maine Human Rights Act. Inquiries regarding Title VI, Title IX, 504 and ADA may be made to the Affirmative Action Officer, Sandra Emerson, at Ridgeview Community School, 175 Fern Rd., Dexter, ME, 04930, telephone number (207) 924-6000.