Fulton County

Two presumed COVID-19 positives send Northville schools to remote schooling until January, district says



Two presumed positive cases of COVID-19 have been traced to the Northville Central School District have led the district to move to remote instruction starting Monday, district officials said.

The district will remain under remote instruction until at least Jan. 19, officials said Sunday in a release.

District Superintendent Leslie Ford and her team reviewed the confirmation of the presumed positive cases; “the number and rate of positive cases in the county and the number of students and staff who have been tested since the Thanksgiving holiday;” the requirements for adequate school staffing; and guidance and direction from the Department of Health.

Distribution of technology and materials for elementary students is also set for Monday. The distribution of school meals is being coordinated, and details will be communicated to families as soon as possible. Northville will transport out-of-district students to open buildings and programs.

Contact tracing is continuing on the current cases, officials said. The school building was disinfected on Sunday, in addition to the regular cleaning schedule.

“I can’t state strongly enough how much we are relying on each of you at this time,” Ford said in a letter to district families issued Sunday. “Your health is the strength of our entire community. We need everyone to satisfy the simple, daily requirements to help us all:  wear a mask when connecting with other people; stay safely socially distanced; and wash and sanitize your hands frequently.”


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