High school student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a F-M High School student tested positive for COVID-19.

The cohort A student was last in school on Monday, Dec. 7. Contact tracing has determined that 12 students will need to quarantine. At this time, the high school school 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 individual 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.