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New COVID-19 case linked to the high school

Filed in Archive, BCHS, District, District News by on November 6, 2020

The Bethlehem Central School District has been notified of a tenth confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to an individual at the high school. The individual who tested positive was last at the high school on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The health department has indicated there was no exposure at the school related to this case and that there are no additional steps required for the district at this time regarding contact tracing.

The high school will resume in-person instruction on Monday, Nov. 9, as scheduled. Monday is an “A” day for students in grades 7-12. The high school has been in remote learning since Monday, Oct. 26 following an uptick in COVID cases and a widespread quarantine of students and staff. There have been no other confirmed cases at any of the school buildings.

For all students, staff and families, it is important to continue to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions:

  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times from those you don’t live with.
  • Always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when you are out of your home.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently when out of your home.  If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch the eyes, nose or mouth unless your hands are clean.
  • Do not come to school when you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. COVID-19 testing information is available by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065.