Seneca Falls Central School Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman says the district is taking extra steps after a social gathering of led to a positive test.
The district was made aware that 16 students attended that gathering, and an attendee from it – tested positive for COVID-19.
He says that the confirmed case of COVID-19 is not associated with the Seneca Falls school district, and said that they are not aware of any positives at this time.
Clingerman says the positive test will not impact the District’s in-person learning plan, and that students will still be required to report to buildings on Thursday.
“Under the direction of Seneca County Health Department, all 16 Mynderse Academy students have been mandated to quarantine for 14 days. Through their contact tracing protocols, the Department of Health is currently contacting all families involved with this potential exposure. If the Department of Health has not contacted your family, then your student was not part of the contact tracing process, and no additional action is required,” Clingerman said in the letter. “As this is a matter of student confidentiality and privacy, we are unable to share specifics regarding this matter. However, I want to assure you that we will continue to be proactive and follow the guidance provided by the Department of Health.”
He says 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,” Clingerman continued. “I want to assure you that the District and the Department of Health are taking every necessary precaution. The safety of our school community remains a top priority.”
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