Update Nov. 6, 2020: Bus aide tests positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

On Nov. 6, the Onondaga County Health Department notified the district that 11 Fayetteville-Manlius transportation department employees and one teacher aide are required to quarantine because they were identified as contacts of the bus aide who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The employees are required to quarantine until Nov. 14 and will not return to work until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health


Published Nov. 5, 2020

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Onondaga County Health Department notified the Fayetteville-Manlius School District that one of the district’s bus aides tested positive for COVID-19.  

The aide was assigned to a bus route that served the Mott Road Elementary School community, and two Mott Road Elementary School students have been placed in quarantine through Nov. 12.

At this time, the individual who tested positive is in isolation, and the health department is conducting contact tracing to notify those who are considered to have been in close contact with the person who tested positive. At this time, all F-M schools remain open. 

We will continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect all of our buildings and buses, and the aide who tested positive—and any other transportation department employees and students that the county determined were exposed—will not return to school until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health

If you were not contacted by the county health department but would still like to be tested out of an abundance of caution, please visit the New York State COVID-19 web page to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider.

Information about F-M’s health and safety protocols related to COVID-19 can be found in the district’s school reopening plan