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Newark Central School District is remote after an investigation into four possible COVID-19 cases.
Research is currently underway involving middle and high school students.
The high school investigation is said to focus on one confirmed case and one suspected case. The middle school investigation focuses on a confirmed adult case as well as an alleged case of a student.
For the time being, the students learn from a distance. Interim Superintendent Dennis Ford announced the cases in a letter to parents on Sunday.
“The Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH) has told us that at least four cases of confirmed and / or suspected Covid-19 are currently being investigated in our high school and middle school,” he said in the letter. “It was not decided whether or not to extend this personal study break. This will be determined upon completion of the investigation by the WCDPH and their joint dialogue with our district officials. We will communicate the final decisions as soon as possible using the normal Newark CSD communication processes. “
The state’s Department of Health requires mandatory two-week quarantines and contact tracing for select students and staff who are notified directly by the WCDPH. Those who were not contacted likely had no contact with the confirmed cases.
“I cannot express my disappointment enough in adding further stress and inconvenience to our families. However, we must continue to try to ensure the health and safety of our school community. If you have any questions about your child’s school program, please contact your builder, ”added Ford.
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