Protocol for Confirmed Case of COVID-19

If a student or staff member has been identified as testing positive for COVID-19, we will notify health officials to determine what additional steps are needed for our school community. We will work with state and local health departments to communicate a possible COVID-19 exposure. Any communication to the school community will be at the discretion of the Department of Health. In such a circumstance, it is critical to maintain the confidentiality of the student or staff member as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). ​In addition, students and staff who are well but are taking care of, or share a home with, someone with a case of COVID-19 must not attend school and must follow precautionary quarantine instructions from State health officials, who will determine when it is safe for them to return to school.

Our daily routine cleaning protocolos, coupled with our mandates for social distancing and face coverings, are designed to keep all students and staff safe should there be a possible exposure.

Please see next our return to school protocols that follow the DOH and CDC guidance for students and staff following a positive screen for COVID-19 symptoms, illness or diagnosis of confirmed case of COVID-19 or following quarantine due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, including coordinating with the Erie County DOH.