Positive test reported in Remsen


REMSEN — The Remsen school district was notified Tuesday of a positive COVID-19 student case in its high school building, Superintendent Timothy Jenny said in a letter to parents and guardians.

Jenny said Wednesday the case did not affect the district’s schedule which includes grades 7-12 in a hybrid format combining in-person and remote instruction, with grades K-6 in-person every day. Remsen is one of the few local districts that has not shifted to all-remote instruction until January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This case only impacts two students from the high school building at this time,” said Jenny’s letter to parents and guardians, which also noted the district was working with the Oneida County Health Department to investigate and perform contact tracing. “The school and/or the Health Department will contact you if it is determined that your child was in close proximity with the individual that tested positive.” People made ill by the coronavirus “are in our thoughts and we wish them a speedy recovery,” the letter said.

“Strength, perseverance, and kindness will see us through. We are here for you to answer questions, provide support, and help in any way we can,” Jenny’s letter added.

“Thank you for continuing to screen your child each morning, for encouraging safe and effective hygiene practices, and for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.”


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