Mott Road staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a Mott Road Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member was last in school on Monday, Nov. 30. Contact tracing identified six students and one additional staff member who must quarantine as they were contacts of the individual who tested positive. 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 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, and any other individuals in quarantine related to this positive case, 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 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.