Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the District was informed that a Berea Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19. We are in contact with the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to assist them with the identification and contact of the staff members and parents/guardians of all students that were probable direct, close or proximate contacts with the infected individual in the classroom/school building. The OCDOH will make the final determination as to who is considered a close or proximate contact.
The building will be properly cleaned and disinfected, in accordance with the guidance of the New York State Department of Health, over the holiday weekend. As was previously announced, the entire District will participate in online learning beginning November 30, 2020 until January 19, 2020.
We will continue to keep our school community informed regarding how this virus is affecting our schools. I wish you all a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.