Elba schools will do remote-only next week after another student has Covid

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2020 at 7:18 pm

ELBA – Elba Central School will go remote-only for instruction next week after another student tested positive for Covid-19.

“The individual has been placed under mandatory isolation where they will remain until they are fully recovered,” said Paul Pettit, public health director in Genesee County.

Elba had three students test positive on Monday and didn’t have in-person classes the rest of the week.

“Students and staff who are symptomatic will be tested for Covid-19 in collaboration with the Genesee County Health Department,” said Ned Dale, superintendent of Elba Central School. “The school will be conducting 100 percent remote learning though Monday, October 12, 2020. In-person learning through the hybrid model is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.”

The Genesee County Department of Health is 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.

“As mentioned earlier in the week, individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the New York State Department of Health quarantine guidelines,” Pettit said.

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.

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