Five individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

On Jan. 18 and 19, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that five individuals within the school community tested positive for COVID-19.

The individuals include the following:

  • Two Fayetteville Elementary School cohort A students who were last in school on Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15. Contact tracing determined no staff or students needed to quarantine.
  • A Wellwood Middle School cohort C student (formerly a member of cohort A) who was last in school on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Contact tracing determined no staff or students needed to quarantine.
  • A F-M High School cohort A student who was last in school on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Contact tracing determined that no staff members and 2 students needed to quarantine.
  • An Eagle Hill Middle School cohort B student who was last in school on Thursday, Jan. 14. Contact tracing determined that two staff members and 14 students needed to quarantine.

At this time, all F-M schools remain open for in-person instruction.

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 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.