One student, two staff members test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that three individuals within the school community have tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive cases include a F-M High School student, a Wellwood Middle School staff member, and a transportation department staff member.

  • The F-M High School student is a member of cohort B and was last in school on Thursday, Dec. 10. Contact tracing has determined that there was no exposure at the high school.
  • The Wellwood staff member was last in school on Friday, Dec. 11. Contact tracing has determined that 24 Wellwood students will need to quarantine.
  • The transportation department staff member last worked on a school bus that served Fayetteville Elementary School students on Friday, Dec. 11. Contact tracing has determined that two Fayetteville Elementary School students will have to quarantine.

At this time, all F-M schools 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.