On Feb. 16, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that two students tested positive for COVID-19.
A Wellwood Middle School cohort B student who was last in school on Feb. 5 tested positive. Since the student is participating in interscholastic athletics, contact tracing is being finalized but determined up to 10 students and staff total may need to quarantine.
Also, an F-M High School student participating in the district’s remote-only learning model tested positive for COVID-19. Since the student is participating in interscholastic athletics, contact tracing is being finalized and determined up to 12 students and staff total may need to quarantine.
A third interscholastic athletic team was compromised during a recent practice when team members came in contact with an individual who has since tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is being finalized and determined up to 30 F-M students and staff total may need to quarantine.
Schools are currently closed for mid-winter recess, and at this time, all F-M schools are expected to reopen as planned for in-person instruction on Feb. 22.
Due to privacy laws, the district cannot provide any additional information about the individuals who tested positive or those in quarantine. 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 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.