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

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Onondaga County Health Department notified the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District that a Fayetteville-Manlius High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

The student, who is a member of hybrid cohort B, was last in school Nov. 6. Contact tracing determined that there were no exposures at the school and so no students or staff members have been placed in quarantine related to this positive case. At this time, the high school remains open for in-person instruction.

Please understand that due to privacy laws we 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 student who tested positive 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.