Substitute teacher, last in LES on Nov. 17, tests positive for COVID-19

The district has learned that a substitute teacher has tested positive for COVID-19.

The substitute was last in Liberty Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Contact tracing has been completed and 10 individuals were found to have been in direct contact with the substitute teacher. Those individuals have been advised to quarantine as per Sullivan County Public Health guidelines.

The substitute was also working in the elementary school on Monday, Nov. 16, but health officials deemed that the substitute was not considered contagious that day.

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.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact at school with a person who has tested positive are individually notified 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.

Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. 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. Additional questions, including information about testing procedures, should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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