Two staff members test positive for COVID-19; high school only shifts to remote learning Nov. 23 & 24 

On Friday, Nov. 20, a staff member shared between F-M High School and Eagle Hill Middle School notified the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District that they tested positive for COVID-19. 

The staff member was last at each school on Nov. 17. 

A second staff member who works only at the high school notified the district on Nov. 21 that they tested positive for COVID-19. That staff person was last at the high school on Nov. 20. 

Contact tracing is currently underway for both positive cases, and the Onondaga County Health Department will determine if additional high school staff members and students will be placed in quarantine.

Out of an abundance of caution while contact tracing is being completed, the high school will shift to remote learning on Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

Based on the limited time the shared staff member was at Eagle Hill, the district has determined that the school can 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 staff members who tested positive, and any other individuals the county determines must quarantine, 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.