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Individual not on school grounds tests positive for COVID-19
Individual not on school grounds tests positive for COVID-19
Monday, November 09, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Arkport Central School District learned that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.   

At the time of their test, this individual was already in quarantine. Steuben County Department of Health is not recommending that any additional students or staff quarantine. 

Please note that privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information.  We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive, however; at the end of each school day, the district will report the number of confirmed cases to the New York State Department of Health. This information will be publicly available on the New York State COVID Report Card dashboard.  

As always, anyone who enters our school building will be asked to screen for possible COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who shows the following symptoms without an explanation is asked to stay home, or may be asked to leave the building to seek medical attention:  

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  •  Recent loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  •  Congestion 
  •  Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea 

If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Harper, Superintendent of Schools at 607-295-7471 ext. 1121.