The district has just learned that in mid-October a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19. A family spokesperson recently provided the district with this information.
The student, who attends school on a hybrid schedule, exhibited cold-like symptoms while at school on Oct. 13 and was sent home.
Subsequently, a test for COVID-19 was administered by a health care provider and the student tested positive for the coronavirus. Those results were not shared with the district.
The student has not returned to school and will continue to attend classes remotely until the student is given clearance to return to school 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 via our mass messaging system and the district’s website when a member of our school community tests positive for the coronavirus.
Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services reach out to individuals who may be at risk for contracting the coronavirus via interaction with someone who has tested positive and advise them of what steps to take.
Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.