LES staff member tests positive for COVID-19 over Thanksgiving recess | No interruption in instruction

The district learned this evening, Nov. 30, that a Liberty Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19 over the recent Thanksgiving recess. The staff member has not been on school grounds since Nov. 24.

Instruction has not been interrupted and Liberty Elementary School will open as scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The district is working closely with Sullivan County Public Health Services and will follow its guidance regarding what, if any, additional steps need to be taken. We will continue to keep the community informed if the situation changes. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

Parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact at school with an individual who has tested positive are contacted by a building principal, administrator, or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services will also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

Privacy laws restrict us from identifying anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed.

Please contact your building administrators if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your family physician or to Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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