3 more Elba students test positive for Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 October 2020 at 5:13 pm

Three more Elba students have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to seven students who have confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The three new cases are not included in the nine new cases overall in Genesee County since Friday afternoon. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported the nine new cases at 4 p.m. today.

An hour later, the Health Departments reported there were three more cases at Elba.

“The individuals have been placed under mandatory isolation where they will remain until they are fully recovered,” said Paul Pettit, Public Health Director in Genesee and Orleans counties.

Health Department officials are conducting contact tracing that is in process. Students and staff will be notified and placed under quarantine if they were identified as a close contact. Contacts will be expected to follow the New York State Department of Health quarantine guidelines.

“The district is continuing its collaboration with the Genesee County Health Department in identifying close contacts and testing symptomatic students,” said Ned Dale, superintendent of Elba Central School. “We ask parents to be aware of Covid-19 symptoms and contact your child’s healthcare provider immediately if symptoms appear.”

Symptoms of Covid-19 include but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Elba is doing 100 percent remote learning though Monday, October 12. In-person learning through the hybrid model is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, October 13.

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