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Individual not on school grounds tests positive for COVID-19
Individual not on school grounds tests positive for COVID-19
Friday, December 04, 2020

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Arkport Central School District learned that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual was last on school grounds Tuesday, Nov. 24.  

At the time of their test, this individual already in quarantine. Any students or staff members who have been in close contact with these individuals will be directly contacted by the district and Department of Health to discuss if/how long they should quarantine and make arrangements for testing.  

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.