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Waterloo schools seeing more cases of COVID-19, but will continue with in-person learning model

The Waterloo Central School District says it’s dealing with more confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were five new cases at the high school, four at the middle school, and two more at the district’s elementary schools.

“DOH is working through the contact tracing process for all confirmed cases. Through their process, it has been determined that select individuals will be directed to quarantine by their local Department of Health,” the district said in a statement. “Each individual affected by this direction will be contacted directly by the DOH. The DOH will work directly with families to determine the student’s return date from quarantine.”


The district says it will no longer be requiring the mandatory quarantine release form from the Department of Health for those returning.

“he Seneca County Department of Health now sends me two daily reports with COVID-19 updates. These reports include those individuals with open cases, closed cases, and the beginning and ending dates of quarantine. These reports have been very helpful in determining return dates for students and staff and eliminate the need for the Mandatory Quarantine Release documentation,” Superintendent Terri Bavis said. “I spoke with the Director of the Seneca County Health Department Vickie Swinehart yesterday evening. At this time, they are not recommending that we turn to remote instruction.”

She noted that spread of the virus inside schools has not been an issue.



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