F-M High School staff member and Mott Road student test positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Onondaga County Health Department notified the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District that a Mott Road Elementary School student and a Fayetteville-Manlius High School staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Mott Road hybrid cohort A student was last in school on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The F-M High School staff member was last in school on Friday, Nov. 20. Contact tracing for both cases is currently underway and the Onondaga County Health Department will determine whether or not additional staff members and students at the high school and Mott Road will be placed in quarantine. 

Mott Road will continue to remain open for in-person instruction. F-M High School will continue to follow a fully-remote learning schedule through Tuesday, Nov. 24. The shift to remote learning was made Sunday, Nov. 22 so that contact tracing could be completed on a previously-reported COVID-19 case at F-M High School. The school expects to resume in-person learning with cohort A students on Monday, Nov. 30 unless further positive cases suggest otherwise. 

All F-M schools are closed Wednesday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving Recess.

Due to privacy laws, the district cannot provide any additional information about the individuals who tested positive. If you would 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.

The staff members who tested positive, and any other individuals the county determines must quarantine, will not return to school until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health.

The district continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all buildings on campus and its buses in accordance with guidance from the state Department of Health and the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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