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Superintendent's Letter: Additional COVID update 10.06.20

October 6, 2020

Dear Oswego CSD Parents, Guardians, and Community,

The District was notified late Monday night by the Oswego County Health Department that we have another student, who attends an out-of-district educational program, who has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon notification, District officials, in conjunction with the health department, immediately began to investigate and discuss the implications of this matter, which included, but was not limited to, protocols for contact tracing.

The student last attended the out-of-district program on Sept. 28, 2020, and tested positive on Oct. 5, 2020. To secure the health and safety of our students and staff, the Oswego County Health Department will continue to fully investigate this concern. Close contacts identified through contact tracing  (within 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes) will be notified and placed in quarantine if appropriate.

Given the fact that this student does not attend any in-district educational programs, our schools are deemed safe and will continue to provide “in person” instruction.

It is our hope that our community understands we cannot provide any additional information about this student, or others who might be involved, due to confidentiality and legal privacy constraints.

Out of an abundance of caution, we again ask that families please keep an eye out for COVID-19 signs and symptoms: fever (equal to or greater than 100 degrees F), cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue/feeling tired, sore throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, headache, nasal congestion and runny nose.

Please know the District is taking every precaution to protect the health and safety of its students and employees. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and communicate updates whenever possible.

We appreciate your support and understanding on this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your school Principal or the District’s COVID-19 hotline at (315) 341-2050.


Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
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