Officials: Positive COVID-19 test at Mynderse Academy won’t effect learning schedule

The Seneca Falls Central School District reported another case of COVID-19 at Mynderse Academy on Thursday.

Officials said that no students or staff would need to quarantine as result.

“We learned late yesterday afternoon/early evening that one of our Mynderse Academy students tested positive for COVID-19,” a letter to families read. “The student is a distance learner who comes to Mynderse Academy midday where they are transported by bus to programming at FLTCC. Upon learning of this positive case, we were immediately in contact with Seneca County Department of Public Health (SCDPH). After completing the contact tracing process, the Seneca County Department of Public Health has determined that there is no health concern for others and no need for anyone to be quarantined based on this student’s past dates of attendance and infectious period. As all of you know, per privacy guidelines, no additional identifying information can be shared.”

The district echoed the importance of proper hygiene, physical distancing, face coverings, and avoiding social gatherings.

“If we continue to practice proper hand hygiene, physical distancing, avoid social gatherings and wearing face coverings, we will minimize the risk of spread and exposure. Safeguarding the health and safety of our schools and their programs starts with each of us individually. Please continue to practice these safety precautions and take our daily health screenings and respond accordingly so that we reduce the chance of infection to others,” the letter added.

Check out the latest number of cases in the region below:

COVID-19 Pandemic

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