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Dundee has positive COVID case at elementary school, but in-person learning continues forward

A letter to parents in the Dundee Central School District indicates that one person tested positive for the Coronavirus.

It was a student at the Elementary School. It’s the first case for the district since they reopened.

The statement issued by the district indicated that the student last attended school on Thursday, October 22nd.

“Per NYS Department of Health quarantine requirements, all select students and staff have been contacted and will be followed up with directly by the Yates County Public Health Department. If you have not been contacted, no further action is required on your part,” the district said.

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The positive test didn’t require moving to fully-remote education.

“This is an ongoing and fluid situation, however, we will continue to work with the Yates County Public Health to monitor and adjust our response(s) as needed. We are following all Yates County Public Health recommendations, they have been and continue to be a great partner through this process. Due to our strong diligence and efforts in minimizing exposure risks to the greatest extent possible, we were able to confine quarantining efforts to one classroom,” the statement continued. “Although this is the first known case of COVID-19 occurring in Dundee CSD, we can expect that it won’t be our last. If we continue to practice proper hand hygiene, physical distancing and wearing face coverings, we will minimize risk of spread and exposure. Safeguarding the health and safety of our schools is our highest priority. Please continue to practice these safety precautions with fidelity so we can reduce the chance of infection to others.”



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