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High school student tests positive for COVID-19 in South Seneca CSD

Officials in the South Seneca Central School District say they received notification this week of a student testing positive for COVID-19.

“South Seneca received information from the Seneca County Health Department Tuesday that one of our high school students, a member of our “Seneca” cohort, had tested positive for COVID-19,” the District said in a statement. “Students in this cohort attend school on Mondays and Thursdays in our current in-person schedule, so the last attendance day for this student was Thursday, October 8th.”

In accordance with established protocols, the school says it’s collaborating with the local health department to facilitate contact tracing and set up any necessary quarantines.

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“We also collaborate with the Department to make determinations about any closures that might be appropriate. Anyone who is to complete required steps as a result of potential exposure is being contacted by the Health Department or by the school district for instructions,” the District said. “In this case, because our Seneca cohort has not been in attendance since last week Thursday, the Seneca County Health Department has advised that it is not necessary to close any aspect of our current in-person instructional schedule in Ovid. We know the community understands that personal identifying information about those testing positive is protected under privacy laws, so we are unable to share those particular details.”

They urged local residents to take the virus seriously.

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