The driver was removed as a precaution, according to the Cromwell superintendent’s office and Dattco spokesman Pat Ryan.
“Upon realizing that they had a driver who had recently been in a recognized influenza region of the world, Dattco administration immediately removed her from her driving responsibilities, took the bus out of service in order to perform a thorough cleaning, and directed the driver to be tested for swine flu,” Dr. Matt A. Bisceglia, superintendent of schools, wrote in a letter that went home to parents. “Obviously, she will not return to work in Cromwell until such time as we are 100% certain that she has not been infected
by this influenza, and therefore, poses no risk to our students.”
She is being paid while on leave, Ryan said.
The state health department has identified six probable cases of swine flu in the state. There are no confirmed cases.