Today, the district was informed that a person who was in the Elementary School on Sept. 2 has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual attended an orientation from 1:30-2 p.m. During the event, everyone in attendance wore masks, socially distanced, and the door and a window in the classroom were open, allowing for the circulation of fresh air.
All parents, guardians and Liberty staff members who may have been in contact with the person have been individually notified by the building principal and the school nurse.
Sullivan County Public Health Services has advised the district that because precautionary protocols were observed the risk of transmission to anyone else at the Sept. 2 orientation is low. Out of an abundance of caution the Health Department has advised that the orientation attendees and teacher be tested for COVID-19 and quarantine.
The district is working closely with the Health Department and following all guidance provided by them.
Privacy laws prohibit the district from disclosing further details. Please be assured that our priority is to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore, Superintendent of Schools