Yellow zone testing at F-M High School yields all negative COVID-19 test results

Onondaga County’s school-based COVID-19 testing event at Fayetteville-Manlius High School resulted in all negative test results.

The state-required yellow zone COVID-19 testing took place Thursday, Dec. 10.

To remain open for in-person instruction, the state is requiring each school within a yellow zone, which is defined as a geographic area with a microcluster of COVID-19 cases, to test 20 percent of its staff and students participating in hybrid instruction. If a school’s testing results reveal that its positivity rate among the 20 percent tested is lower than the yellow zone’s current 7-day positivity rate, testing at that school will no longer be required. 

F-M’s six schools are located within a yellow zone. On Dec. 4, testing was conducted at Enders Road Elementary School, Fayetteville Elementary School, Mott Road Elementary School and Eagle Hill Middle School. On Dec. 7, a testing event was held at Wellwood Middle School. All tests during these events produced negative results for COVID-19.

At this time, all six F-M schools do not need to do any further COVID-19 school-based testing, and each will continue to offer in-person instruction following their regular hybrid instructional schedules. 

If staff or students who wanted to receive a COVID-19 test during one of the county’s school-based testing events were not able to, please visit the state’s testing locator website to find a testing site near you.