Three students, MS/HS adult, test positive for COVID-19 over winter break

The district learned today that several individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

Privacy laws restrict the district from identifying anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. These are the reports received today by the district:

  • The parent of a Liberty Elementary School student notified the elementary school that the student, who attends school remotely and does not come onto the campus, has tested positive.
  • An adult whose duties require the individual to enter several district buildings, has tested positive for COVID-19. The adult was last in Liberty Middle School on Dec. 23 and last in Liberty High School on Dec. 18.
  • A Liberty Middle School student, who has not been on campus since prior to the winter break, has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A Liberty High School student, who was last in the high school on Dec. 18, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Instruction has not been interrupted and Liberty schools remain open as scheduled.

The district is working closely with Sullivan County Public Health Services and will continue to follow its guidance. All Liberty staff members and the parents and guardians of students who may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 has 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. 

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.

Please contact your building’s principal or district 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.

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