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Individual at Post Road Elementary School tests positive for COVID-19

Update: November 15, 2020

The district learned on Sunday, November 15, 2020 that a member of the Post Road School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Through the contact tracing efforts, in partnership with the Westchester Department of Health, it has been determined that Cohort B in Room 115 (Kindergarten) will need to quarantine.  As a result, the entire class will switch to full remote instruction effective, Monday, November 16, 2020. Based on contact tracing, students in Kindergarten Room 115 who attend school IN PERSON may return to school on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Any students or staff members who were in close contact with this individual on Friday, November 15, 2020 were directly contacted by Nurse Maggie Racioppo to discuss how long they should self quarantine and were given other health-related instructions.

El distrito se enteró el domingo 15 de noviembre de 2020 que un miembro de la comunidad escolar de la Escuela Post Road dio positivo por COVID-19. A través de los esfuerzos de rastreo de contactos, en asociación con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester, se ha determinado que la Cohorte B en el Salón 115 (Kinder) necesitará poner en cuarentena. Como resultado, toda la clase cambiará a instrucción remota completa a partir del lunes 16 de noviembre de 2020. Según el rastreo de contactos, los estudiantes del salón 115 de kindergarten que asistan a la escuela EN PERSONA pueden regresar a la escuela el lunes 30 de noviembre de 2020.

La enfermera Maggie Racioppo se comunicó directamente con los estudiantes o miembros del personal que estuvieron en contacto cercano con esta persona para discutir cuánto tiempo debían ponerse en cuarentena y se les dieron otras instrucciones relacionadas con la salud.

 


Update: Nov. 9, 2020

The district learned on Nov. 9 that a member of the Post Road Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19.

Any students or staff members who were in close contact with this individual were directly contacted by Nurse Maggie Racioppo to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and were given other health-related instructions.


Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive. This message is not meant to alarm you. We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information.


Questions about the district’s COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district’s COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.


Update: Nov. 2, 2020

The district learned on Monday, Nov. 2 that a member of the Post Road School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Through contract tracing, the Westchester Department of Health determined that:

• The exposure likely occurred on Friday, Oct. 30; and 
• One cohort of a class was potentially in close contact with this individual.


As a result, this cohort will be quarantined for 14 days.


We are working closely with the Westchester Department of Health to identify this individual's contacts at the school. The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and to arrange testing of those exposed. Additionally, if you are not contacted by the Westchester Department of Health but would like to be tested, please contact 914-995-5800 to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider.

Students or staff members who were in close contact with this individual on Friday, October 30 were directly contacted by Nurse Maggie Racioppo to discuss if/how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive. This message is not meant to alarm you. We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information.

Questions about the district’s COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district’s COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.

 


Update: Oct. 14, 2020

The district learned on Oct. 14 that a member of the Post Road Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19.

The district has decided to transition all students and staff from Post Road Elementary School to a remote learning model until Oct. 28. This transition will take effect immediately.

Instruction will be delivered to Post Road Elementary School students using the district’s fully remote learning model. The school’s faculty and students have been notified; Post Road Elementary School teachers will be in contact with their students and their families to discuss classwork.

Health privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing of those who may have potentially been exposed.

Questions about the district’s COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district’s COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.