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Skaneateles schools shut down on Friday due to positive COVID case

Schools in Skaneateles will be closed today after a student tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Superintendent Eric Knuth said in a letter to families that the district had been notified of a positive case.

The student involved is enrolled at the middle school.

He said the district is working with the health department to assist in contact tracing.

Officials say students will engage in a fully-remote learning experience on Friday.

“We have a plan in place to clean and sanitize areas of concern and we assure you that protecting the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff is our primary concern,” Knuth said. “While we have taken many precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we recognize how difficult and frightening this is to hear about in our own school community. Please understand that due to privacy and confidentiality constraints, we are unable to share additional information on any individuals.”