Moravia Central School District sent a letter to families on Tuesday recommending “additional mitigation strategies” amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
In the letter, Superintendent John Birmingham said the district is recommending but not requiring that students were masks and maintain social distancing, according to The Citizen. The letter comes after conversations between the school district, district nursing staff, and the Cayuga County Health Department.
Birmingham said the goal of these recommendations is to preserve in-person learning and prevent the further spread of COVID in school facilities. The district has distributed KN95 masks to staff and rapid tests have been given to students and families.
Since New York’s statewide mask mandate for schools was lifted on March 2, Moravia has seen 121 COVID cases, with 114 of those reported within the last two weeks, as of Tuesday, March 22. A total of 92 positive cases were among the student population. Moravia has reported more cases than any other Cayuga County school district since the mask mandate was lifted.
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