Weedsport Elementary School students test positive for COVID-19

The Weedsport Central School District received notification in the afternoon of February 17, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for two Weedsport Elementary School aged students. As a result, the individuals who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).

The CCHD will take the lead and will work with the school to investigate the situation and determine who may have had contact with the confirmed positive cases. The District is assisting the Health Department in the contact tracing process by providing names, addresses, and phone numbers of any person who may have had contact. Based on this information it will be determined as to which individuals need to be placed into mandatory quarantine. The District will work jointly with the Cayuga County Health Department to communicate with those individuals directly. Throughout the entire process, the District will continue to communicate with state and local health departments.

While we have taken many precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we recognize how difficult and concerning this is to hear about in our own school community. Please understand that due to privacy and confidentiality constraints, we are unable to share additional information on any individual.

Over the February break we have cleaned and sanitized the areas of concern and we assure you that protecting the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff is our primary concern.

The Cayuga County Health Department has indicated that the District can be open for in-person learning on Monday, February 22, 2021.


Shaun A. O’Connor
Superintendent of Schools