Positive COVID Test 11.27.20

Positive COVID Test 11.27.20
Posted on 11/27/2020
positive covid test

Dear Families and Staff:

The district learned on November 26, that a Marbletown Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently in self-quarantine. Due to federal health privacy laws, information regarding the staff member’s identity cannot be released. Please respect the staff member’s privacy during this difficult time.

Upon learning the news, we contacted the Ulster County Health Department and have been working with them on next steps. We will support the health department in its handling of the process and make the appropriate notifications. Families of students and staff members directly impacted have been asked to quarantine.
Classrooms affected by this will pivot to fully remote for the duration of the quarantine period. The families of students in the fully remote classrooms will be contacted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends contacting your doctor if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and other symptoms, such as coughing or difficulty breathing. More information can be found at Ulster County Health Department website: https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/

In addition, please take social distancing seriously: avoid crowds, stay at home, wear a mask and maintain at least a six- foot distance from other people.

We will continue to provide updates as needed. Thank you for your continued support. By working together, we will get through these challenging times. As you know, the well-being of our students, staff and families is our number one priority.

Please join me in sending healing thoughts to our staff member.

Sincerely,

Joseph Morgan, Superintendent