Quarantine UpdateIMPORTANT INFORMATION
September 23, 2020
Dear Oswego CSD Community,
I am writing to share that earlier today I learned that four of our students (one who attended school in person recently and three others who haven’t attended school in person as of yet) were quarantined by the Oswego Department of Health.
Due to HIPPA and FERPA confidentiality regulations - restraints the district is prevented and limited with respect to providing identifying information. However, I can share with all of you that none of the students who are involved have tested COVID-19 positive.
Please also know, the health department and district staff have completed all contact tracing that was necessary and have made contact with all individuals who needed to be informed as a result of this matter.
Given these efforts and the facts that include: this was a precautionary quarantine, all of our facilities and buses have been deeply cleaned yesterday and today and these are not positive cases, we have deemed that our schools are safe and will be open again tomorrow.
Please know, in an effort to be very transparent with the public and, as we move forward, the district will be reporting positive cases and related COVID-19 information as we learn about them. This information will be reported in several ways: through written notifications, posting to the districts’ website and through the NYS COVID-19 Report Card Webpage. This webpage can be found at the following link: https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home.
We are also requesting that our community continue to enact the following NYS recommended precautions which include:
- Wearing a face mask or cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth when in public and when coming to our schools and/or facilities;
- Keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from others;
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and
- Staying home and/or keeping your child(ren) home when feeling sick or demonstrating any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
Thank you all for your time and efforts. I will continue to keep you informed while we work to secure the health and safety of our students and staff at all times.
Yours In Education,
Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.