Wellwood and F-M High School students test positive for COVID-19; both schools remain open

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Onondaga County Health Department notified the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District that a F-M High School student and a Wellwood Middle School student each tested positive for COVID-19. 

The F-M High School student was last in school Nov. 5. Contact tracing identified 20 students who must quarantine as they were contacts of the student who tested positive. At this time, the high school is remaining open for in-person instruction.

The Wellwood Middle School student, who is part of hybrid cohort A, was last in school on Monday, Nov. 9. Contact tracing is still underway at this time, and Wellwood can remain open for in-person instruction. 

The students who tested positive—and the students that the county placed in quarantine—will not return to school until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health

If you are not contacted by the county but 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.

Please understand that due to privacy laws we cannot provide any additional information about the students who tested positive or those who may have been exposed. 

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