COVID-19 Update January 6 – Positive Cases Reported 

(January 6, 2020)

Dear Chatham Families,

We wanted to bring you up to date on any confirmed COVID-19 cases related to our school. Between December 24 and January 5, one MED Elementary School employee and three MED students, one Chatham High School student, and one transportation employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Due to these individuals not being on campus at a time when they may have been contagious, there was no need for contact tracing within the District and no one needed to quarantine due to possible exposure in the school setting. 

While we understand that you may want more details, privacy laws prohibit us from sharing or confirming personally identifiable information about anyone who has tested positive. We appreciate your understanding of this.

Please continue to be assured that the health, welfare, and safety of our students and staff remain our priority. Our schools follow all of the health and safety precautions outlined in our reopening plan, including mask wearing, social distancing, health screenings, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting. Any student or staff member who is confirmed to have or is suspected of having COVID-19, or who has been identified by the DOH as a close contact to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, is not allowed on campus until cleared by the DOH. We notify our families about confirmed student and staff cases. We continue to work in close partnership with our public health partners and will continue to follow the guidance of state and local authorities regarding our response to the ongoing pandemic. 

With cases on the rise in our region, it is important for us all to continue to take precautions at home as well. Please wear a mask, stay socially distant, avoid exposure to people not from your household, wash your hands often, and keep your children home if they or someone in your household becomes sick. 

Sincerely, 

Sal DeAngelo
Superintendent 

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