F-M High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a Fayetteville-Manlius High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member was last in school on Monday, Nov. 23.

There have been no exposures at school related to this positive case because the individual has not been on school grounds or in contact with others at school due to the Thanksgiving recess. The high school will remain open for in-person instruction.

Due to privacy laws, the district cannot provide any additional information about the individual 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 member who tested positive will not return to school until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). While the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently shortened the 14-day quarantine recommendation to 10 days with no symptoms, the revision has not yet been adopted by NYS DOH.

The district continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all buildings on campus and its buses in accordance with guidance from the state DOH and the CDC.

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.