District updates and resources on COVID-19
Section V athletics and its member schools have canceled all remaining spring sports.
The governor announced that all schools in New York state are closed for the remainder of the academic year.
The governor announced that all schools in New York state are closed through Wednesday, April 29.
Status of After-school and District Activities
The district calendar will be updated regularly to show the status of events.
Travel and Quarantine Measures
Regarding travel and quarantine measures, the New York State Department of Health has made quarantine mandatory for individuals returning to the United States from a known high-risk exposure area on or after March 4, 2020. Because of this, any student, student family member or employee who has returned from a known high-risk exposure area should notify the Steuben County Health Department. In addition, please notify your principal prior to re-entering the school.
For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s web page for coronavirus and travel.
We will continue to monitor the situation and post any updates on this web page.
If the district becomes aware that one of our students or staff members is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify staff and parents/guardians via the district’s School Messenger notification system.
Prevention Measures and Resources
For now, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your children is to continue to follow standard preventive practices for influenza. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for guidelines. It is important to note that exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and is not limited to a particular race or ethnicity.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC COVID-19 FAQ – Prevention
- CDC Prevention, Treatment of COVID-19
- CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel
- CDC Share Facts about COVID-19
New York State Department of Health
NYS Health Department – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
The hotline is available daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Steuben County Department of Health
Phone: (607) 664-2438
Steuben County DOH website
If you or someone you know has been affected financially by COVID-19, WIC may be able to help. WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) provides pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under age 5 with healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition advice, and referrals to other services.
Steuben and Yates County residents are encouraged to reach out to the WIC Help Specialist, Amanda, either by texting or calling (607) 377-4313 or emailing DowdleA@proactioninc.org for more information or to find out if they may be eligible.
Visit www.proactioninc.org for more on all programs and services at ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc.
Oak Orchard Health
Oak Orchard Health is available to ensure needs and wants are met, and resources are identified and made available to you. The following are just some of the things they can assist with; this is not an extensive but a general list:
- Case management
- Health education
- Navigation to community resources, including:
- Insurance enrollers
- Financial assistance programs
- Food, clothing, shelter, etc.
- Spanish-English interpretation
Patient Engagement Specialist
(607) 590-2424 ext. 617