MCDPH: COVID 19 cases to report

MCDPH: COVID 19 cases to report
Oct. 16: The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that a staff member associated with Leo Bernabi Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building one week ago on October 9.

Upon completion of its investigation, the MCDPH determined there was no risk of exposure within the school. Any individual who might have been exposed outside of the school have been notified by the MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.



Oct. 9: COVID case at the HS and message for the Community

The Monroe County Department of Public Health notified us this morning that a student associated with Cosgrove Middle School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This student is in the 100% remote learning group and therefore there was no risk of exposure while in school. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.  Moving forward, please be aware that the notification of positive COVID-19 results for a student in the 100% remote learning model will be found online at the NYS DOH COVID-19 Report Card. A link to the website is listed below. 
 
 
An additional student from Spencerport High School has also tested positive for COVID-19. After completing its investigation and contact tracing, it was determined that this case along with four cases reported earlier this week are connected to a social gathering that occurred outside of school on 9/25. These infected individuals have been placed in isolation and may not return to school until they have been released by the MCDPH. Additional individuals known to be at the gathering have been contacted by the MCDPH and placed in quarantine. These individuals will also not be allowed to return to school until released by county health officials. . The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.  




Oct. 8: COVID case at the HS and update from SCSD medical director


The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed us that another student at Spencerport High School has tested positive today for COVID-19. After completion of its investigation, the MCDPH determined there was no risk of exposure within the school.

The MCDPH noted that this case, along with three others reported this week are connected to a single social gathering outside of school on Sept. 25. All four infected individuals are in isolation and will not return to school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH has also contacted other individuals known to be at the gathering on Sept. 25, as well as any other individuals who might be at risk of exposure outside of school, and placed them into mandatory quarantine. These individuals will also not return to school until released by county health officials.

As the Spencerport community navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic it is important for families, students and the community to recognize the importance of contact tracing. Spencerport Central School District has been working tirelessly to provide the names of laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to the Monroe County Department of Public Health. This collaboration helps to ensure the health and safety of our students. It is also imperative we enlist the help of parents and families to cooperate openly and fully with contact tracers from the MCDPH.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying all people who are considered a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The MCDPH identifies a close contact as someone who was within 6 foot for 15 consecutive minutes with one person not wearing a mask. The MCDPH starts contact tracing two days prior to the onset of symptoms or two days prior to the COVID-19 test if asymptomatic. It is crucial for families, students, and the community to be as forthright and thorough as possible if you receive a call from contact tracers. Providing honest and appropriate information will allow them to quarantine and isolate all potentially infected individuals, reduce the spread of COVID-19, and avoid any possibility for closing school due to an increase in positive cases. Thank you for your continued diligence and support as we strive to do what is best for all of our families, students, and community during these challenging times.

Sincerely,
Danielle Adam FNP-C




Oct. 6: The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that a student who attends Spencerport High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. After completing its investigation, the MCDPH has determined that this individual did not expose others while in school.

The MCDPH defines a close contact to be anyone within 6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes where at least 1 of the 2 people are unmasked. Any individuals who are at risk of exposure outside of school will have been notified by MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine.

The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district. Please see more about contact tracing and how it works on our web page,

https://www.spencerportschools.org/district/c_o_v_i_d_19_resources_and_updates/contact_tracing__how_does_it_work_



Oct. 5: new COVID case at the HS and update from SCSD medical director:

As I’m sure you are aware, the incidence of COVID-19 in New York State has gone up since the reopening of schools. We continue to work directly with the Monroe County Department of Public Health with each of these positive cases and collaborate on the appropriate steps to take moving forward. This includes a new case that we wanted to share this afternoon.

The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that a student who attends Spencerport High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. After completing its investigation, the Monroe County Department of Public Health has determined that this individual did not expose others while in school. Any individuals who are at risk of exposure outside of school will have been notified by MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.

We have also been receiving questions about the process the MCDPH is following to identify close contacts of confirmed positive cases and rationale for keeping school/classrooms open. Contact tracing for a COVID positive individual begins two days prior to the onset of his or her symptoms. The Monroe Department of Public Health defines a close contact to be anyone within 6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes where at least 1 of the 2 people are unmasked. If an individual is asymptomatic (no symptoms) and tests positive, the contact tracing will begin two days prior to the COVID testing.

The reason there has been little risk of exposure in school settings is because of strict adherence to mask wearing and social distancing. So far, in all but one positive case in Monroe County involving a student or school staff member, MCDPH has traced the likely point of exposure to a situation that occurred outside of a school setting. The cases are largely connected to family members, social gatherings and other recreational activities including travel.

Through our mandatory mask wearing policy and social distancing policy we are preventing COVID-19 exposures and contacts during school. It is imperative that we as a community do our part and continue to remain vigilant with our mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing in school and outside of school to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Danielle Adam
District Medical Director



Oct. 4: Student COVID positive case at SHS 

The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that a student who attends Spencerport High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. After completing its investigation, the Monroe County Department of Public Health has determined that this individual did not expose others while in school. Any individuals who are at risk of exposure outside of school will have been notified by MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.





Oct. 1, 2020: Student COVID positive case at SHS

The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that a student who attends Spencerport High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. After completing its investigation, the Monroe County Department of Public Health has determined that this individual did not expose others while in school. Any individuals who are at risk of exposure outside of school will have been notified by MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.



Oct. 1 2020: COVID positive case at Munn

The Monroe County Department of Public Health has informed the district that an adult associated with William C. Munn Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Sept. 24. Upon completion of its investigation, the MCDPH determined there was no risk of exposure within the school. Any individual who might have been exposed outside of the school have been notified by the MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected individual has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school until released by county health officials. The MCDPH is not recommending any further action by the district.


Sept. 29, 2020: 
HS student COVID positive case

A high school student within the Spencerport Central School District has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and placed into Isolation. After completing its investigation, the Monroe Department of Public Health has determined that the student was not infectious while in school. Therefore, the MCDPH has not recommended that the school or classrooms be closed. Any individuals who might be at risk of exposure outside of school have been contacted by the MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The infected student will not return to in-person learning until receiving clearance from county health officials.


Sept. 28, 2020: Staff member positive for COVID -19

A staff member within the Spencerport Central School District has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and placed into isolation. The infected individual will not return to work until given clearance by county health officials. The individual does not work in a classroom or school building, and no students are considered to be at risk of exposure. Any individuals who might be at risk of exposure have been contacted already by MCDPH and placed into mandatory quarantine. The Monroe County Department of Public Health is not recommending any further action at this time.