Jan. 19, 2021: Positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open
On Jan. 19, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Superintendent Peter Smith sent the following letter via SchoolMessenger to J-D families and staff.
Dear Jamesville-DeWitt families and staff,
Yesterday, Jan. 18, we received notification that a high school teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Today, Jan. 19, we received notification of six new positive cases of COVID-19, including four students at the high school, one student at Moses DeWitt and one staff member working at the high school.
The students and staff who tested positive, and any other students and staff members that the county determines were exposed, will not return to school until the county provides clearance for them to do so. We hope you understand that due to privacy laws, we cannot provide any additional information about the students and staff who tested positive or about those who may have been exposed.
If you are not contacted by the health department but would still like to schedule a COVID-19 test, please visit this website to find a testing location near you. If your child is exhibiting symptoms or has been out of school due to illness, please refer to the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit to determine if they can attend school or return to school.
We continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect all our buildings, as well as our buses, in accordance with guidance from the state Department of Health and the CDC. Information on our cleaning and health and safety protocols can be found in the district’s reopening plan.
Please continue to practice and encourage good hand-washing hygiene, wear face masks and practice social distancing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me or your child’s building principal.