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Albion elementary student tests positive for Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 September 2020 at 3:11 pm

ALBION — The school district is reporting that an elementary school student has tested positive for Covid-19.

The student was last in school on Friday, Scott Bischoping, interim superintendent, said in a letter to the community.

The Orleans County Health Department will do contact tracing and determine if there is a public health risk. The Health Department will go back 48 hours from the onset of symptoms or from when the student had the Covid test with the contact tracing to determine if anyone needs to be quarantined.

“Our cleaning, social distancing and face covering does a great deal in preventing the spread of any virus on campus,” Bischoping said. “Students and staff have done a wonderful job up to this point of adhering to the protocol that we have put in place.”

The district will work closely with the Health Department on whether any Covid cases rise to the level of closure for students and staff on site. This Covid case doesn’t warrant a closure, Bischoping said.

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