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Lyons CSD staff told to quarantine, schools going fully-remote through October 30th

After announcing that they would go remote for two weeks, the Lyons Central School District said they would extend that period of remote protocols and learning until October 30th after another positive case of COVID-19 in the district.

“As we are on day two of our transition to virtual learning, I wanted to reach out to all our families and sincerely thank you for your patience and flexibility. I know this transition created obstacles for families, and I thank you for being understanding as we all work together to ensure our community’s safety,” Superintendent Don Putnam said in a letter to the community.

He issued the following updates, which included remote learning until the end of October:

  • On Tuesday, the district was made aware of an additional staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Under the direction of the Health Department, tomorrow, all instructional staff will begin working remotely.
  • It is anticipated that the District will continue to follow the virtual learning model until October 30, 2020.
  • Essential employees, as directed by their supervisor, will continue to report to their on-site work locations, to support the functions of the District.
  • At this time, all Lyons staff members have been directed by the Department of Health to quarantine, as a mitigation effort and to prevent the potential community spread of the virus.
  • As an additional mitigation effort, the Health Department is also requiring a COVID test for all staff members. The Health Department will be providing additional details and will communicate that information directly.

“We are also asking our school community to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing hands, practicing social distancing, and avoiding any large gatherings,” Putnam said. “I want to assure you that the District and Wayne County Department of Health are taking every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our school community. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate all relevant updates.”