Wellwood remote learner and high school staff member test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a Wellwood Middle School student participating in the district’s remote instructional model has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fayetteville-Manlius High School staff member who was last in school on Nov. 23 has also tested positive. The staff member was not symptomatic until Nov. 27. 

There have been no exposures at either school related to these positive cases because the student has not been on school grounds and the staff member has not been in contact with others at school due to the Thanksgiving recess. Both Wellwood and the high school 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 district continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all buildings on campus 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.