The administration at Trumansburg Central School District received word on the evening of Nov. 6 that there was a positive COVID-19 case among the elementary school personnel, an initial case that led to a small outbreak that reached all three Trumansburg public schools.
By Tuesday afternoon there was one COVID-19-positive student at the high school, one COVID-19-positive student and two positive faculty and staff members in the elementary school, and one positive student in the middle school, according to a statement by District Superintendent Kimberly Bell on Facebook.
The district announced on Nov. 6 that it would be moving to 100-percent remote instruction for pre-k to grade 12 starting Monday and continuing to Friday, Nov. 13. It later changed those plans to extend at-home learning until Nov. 20.
Nov. 23 and 24 were already scheduled to be remote learning days, so the first day back for in-person instruction is scheduled to be Nov. 30.
As of Tuesday afternoon there were 10 faculty and staff members and 54 students from the high school in precautionary quarantine, as directed by the Department of Health.
One staff member and 16 students from the elementary school are currently in quarantine. Two students from the middle school are in quarantine. One staff member from the district’s department of transportation is also quarantining. This information was provided by Bell via Facebook.
Lunches are still available for pickup at the school multiple times per week.
“We continue to work closely with our community and the DOH in monitoring the local impact,” Bell wrote on the school district’s Facebook page. “Please keep those affected in your thoughts. We are thinking of you all and wish you improved health in the days to come.”