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Clyde-Savannah schools shut down second day after positive COVID-19 case

After being closed on Monday, officials in the Clyde-Savannah Central School District said there will be no school on Tuesday.

Superintendent Michael Hayden said in an update to parents that the second day of closure would allow for the District and Health Department to complete necessary contact tracing.


The state Health Department has identified a bus where students may have been exposed to the virus.

Staff is still being asked to report to school on Tuesday.

“I want to sincerely thank you for your patience throughout the past 48 hours,” Superintendent Hayden said in the letter. “I realize that these decisions and school closures create an inconvenience to many of our families, and I thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our school community.”

He says the primary concern of district officials is the health and safety of the community.



Clyde-Savannah schools shut down on Monday

Leadership with the Clyde-Savannah Central School District announced over the weekend that it will be shut down on Monday due to concerns around the Novel Coronavirus.

The school identified a bus where students may have been exposed. A single positive case has been identified in the district at this time.


A letter was posted to the district’s website, and noted that they are following the guidance of the Wayne County Health Department.

The extra day of closure will allow for additional time for the health department to review possible exposures.


The safety of our school community remains a top priority,” Superintendent Michael Hayden said. “We recognize this is an inconvenience to many of our families, but our primary concern is the health and wellness of all students and staff.”

In the letter Hayden said the news serves as a reminder of the importance of wearing a mask, washing hands, and practicing social distancing.

“We encourage all of our families to continue taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to contact your medical provider or Department of Health if you have any additional questions or concerns.”

Check out the full-letter here.

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