Liberty Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Today, Friday, Jan. 8, the district was notified that a Liberty Middle School staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. That individual was last on campus Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The middle school building is currently closed to students and all instruction is being delivered remotely. In-person instruction is expected to resume Monday, Jan. 25. The quarantine of multiple staffers has made it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitutes.

Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a person of the school community tests positive for the COVID-19. Notifications are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Our thoughts are with the individual who has tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about how to be tested for COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.