On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Liberty Central School District was notified that three members of the LCSD community have tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the closure of the High School for in-person instruction through Tuesday, Dec. 1. All classes will be held remotely.
The high school will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20 and all classes will be taught remotely. The high school will reopen to students for in-person instruction Wednesday, Dec. 2.
The elementary school and the middle school remain open for in-person instruction and students should attend classes as scheduled.
The three individuals who tested positive were last on Liberty campuses Nov. 17. Two of the individuals were in the high school; one individual was in the elementary school.
Contact tracing by Sullivan County Public Health determined that a substantial number of Liberty High School staff members will need to quarantine, making it impossible to adequately staff the building for in-person instruction.
Quarantine requirements at the elementary school affect a single classroom and students who may have ridden the bus with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The affected classroom has been closed and students in the class will receive remote instruction through Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact at school or on a school bus with an individual who has tested positive will be 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.
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. 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 how to be tested for COVID-19, should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.