C-PP reports COVID-19 case in non-instructional staff at Middle School
Officials at the Corning-Painted Post School District on Monday announced receiving the district’s first notification of a positive COVID-19 case.
A non-instructional staff member at Corning-Painted Post Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to district officials.
“The district is working closely with the Steuben County Health Department and is following all of their recommendations and protocols,” officials said in a written statement. “All direct contacts of the individual at Corning-Painted Post Middle School have been informed and a communication has been issued to all staff and Middle School families notifying them of the confirmed positive case.”
Officials said the staff member that tested positive and staff that came in direct contact with that individual are being quarantined for 14 days, in line with public health guidelines.
They stressed that no students were in direct contact with that individual “per the Department of Health guidelines.”
“The Corning-Painted Post School District assures the community that our schools have been and continue to be sanitized and disinfected daily,” the statement continued. “We are following all cleaning protocols required by the state. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students and staff.”
They directed questions about COVID-19 in general to Steuben County Public Health at (607) 664-2438.
Officials said questions about the health of a particular child should be address with the family’s health care provider.
Questions about the district and educational policy are to be directed to Superintendent Michelle Caulfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.