Middle School staffer, not on campus since Dec. 23, tests positive for COVID-19

The district learned today that a Liberty Middle School staff member tested positive for COVID-19 over the recent winter break.

The Sullivan County Department of Public Health Services notified the district that the staff member sought a coronavirus test on Dec. 27. All Liberty staff members and the parents and guardians of students who may have been in contact with the person have been individually notified by the building principal and the 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. Individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 are subject to a 10-day quarantine period, as directed by the Department of Health. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Privacy laws restrict the district from identifying anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Please contact your building administrator if you would like more information about the district’s 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.