Staff member at CES tests positive for COVID-19; no contacts in district

On Friday, April 23, the district learned that one staff member at Circleville Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

No contact tracing was necessary.

We appreciate your understanding that we cannot identify any individuals who test positive by name. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.

It’s important to keep everyone updated when these situations arise in our buildings. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact Amy Brockner, assistant superintendent for Instruction.

Please continue to conduct at-home screenings and maintain personal awareness of COVID-19 symptoms for your children. Be sure to answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. Continue to check your child’s temperature each morning and check for any symptoms of COVID-19. 

They include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees or more, or any symptom of COVID-19, must remain home and parents/guardians should contact their health care provider and school nurse for further procedures/protocols.

We are confident that the protocols we have put in place in our schools, including social distancing, the requirement for wearing a mask throughout the day, and cleaning and sanitizing practices, will help minimize the spread of this virus to others.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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