Sullivan County Public Health Services clarifies when to quarantine, or isolate as COVID-19 cases rise (click here to read more)
The Disease Control (Epidemiology) team at Sullivan County Public Health Services, is urging local residents who have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to quarantine for the recommended 14 days. The renewed urgency comes as cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have spiked sharply both locally and statewide in recent weeks. Today, 25 new positive cases were reported, up from 100 active cases on Friday, Nov. 13, and up from 35 active cases just over a month ago. “This is indicative of an increase in community wide transmission,” indicated Nancy McGraw, Public Health Director. “The best tools we have to contain additional outbreaks is prevention: consistent mask wearing, hand-washing or hand sanitizer use, limiting time in groups, and that people understand the importance of quarantine and isolation.”
As you are aware, COVID-19 related cases are increasing throughout our region. As a precautionary measure, if the building that your child is assigned to at their home school closes or the entire district closes for COVID-19 related reasons, please do not send your child to Sullivan BOCES. Your child should be kept home and will remain on remote instruction for the duration of the building/district’s closure. We ask that you continually check your child’s home school district’s website for updates on their closure status. Once your child’s home school district removes its closure status, Sullivan BOCES will resume hybrid instruction for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal.
Please scan the QR code above to complete the student COVID-19 building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for Sullivan BOCES. Please complete this questionnaire each day before your child gets on the bus to come to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sullivan BOCES Employee COVID-19 Building Entrance Screening (Unable to Scan the QR Code, please click here)
Please scan the QR code above to complete the building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for school districts. Please complete this questionnaire before the start of work EACH day you are on-site. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.