Since its last COVID-19 update on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 11, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that three F-M High School students, one Wellwood Middle School student, and a Mott Road Elementary School student have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two of the three high school students, who are cohort A students, were last in school on Tuesday, Dec. 1. For one of the high school students, contact tracing has determined that 10 students will need to quarantine. As for the second student, contact tracing has determined that 20 students need to quarantine.
The third high school student is in the remote cohort and has not been on school grounds so there has been no exposure at school. At this time, the high school will remain open for in-person instruction.
The Wellwood student, who is in cohort B, was last in school on Thursday, Dec. 10. Contact tracing has determined that two staff members and eight students will need to quarantine. At this time, Wellwood will remain open for in-person instruction.
The Mott Road student, who is in cohort B, was last in school on Friday, Dec. 4. Contact tracing has determined that there was no exposure at school. At this time, Mott Road will 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 individuals who tested positive and those quarantining 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.