Holley HS Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 - 11/12/20

November 12, 2020

Dear Holley Central School District Families and Staff,

This letter is to inform you that a Holley High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. This student has been a fully remote student for the past month and hasn’t been on campus since October 16. The sistrict is unable to legally disclose any additional details or personal identifiable information about this student per the federal privacy laws.

In this situation, since the student hasn’t been at school for 4 weeks and has been on quarantine at home, there will likely be no contact tracing that impacts anyone at the school. However, any determination of the need for quarantine will come directly from the health department.

With cases currently on the rise in our area, we continue to urge families to remain diligent with checking students for symptoms and maintaining all safety protocols of wearing masks and being socially distant at activities outside of school, just as we’re enforcing while students are in school.

As you have likely seen on the news or social media, areas in Monroe County and Erie County have been designated in a “yellow zone” and have to begin testing students and staff to remain open for in-person instruction. In order for us to avoid that in our region, we need to remain diligent with safe practices.

The five Orleans County superintendents have collaboratively written a letter to our residents to reinforce the message of our need to remain safe in this region, in order for our schools to remain open for in-person learning. This letter was sent to the media and will be posted on district websites and social media sites as well.

Thank you for all you’re doing to keep yourselves and our students safe!

Sincerely,

Brian Bartalo
Superintendent of Schools

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