Early Friday, Rye schools were notified that family members of a Midland School staff member are in self quarantine for Coronavirus as a precautionary measure. The staff member as consented to self-quarantine and is not experiencing any symptoms.
Midland will continue to operate as usual.
See the full update below.
"Dear RCSD Community,
The District has been in ongoing communication with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Earlier today, the District was notified that family members of a Midland School staff member are in self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. The staff member contacted the District immediately, and, although the staff member is not experiencing symptoms, the staff member has consented to self-quarantine.
The New York State DOH believes that there is no public health risk and advised that Midland School continue to operate as usual.
Beyond the enhanced cleaning measures already instituted, the District has taken several further precautionary measures, including deep cleaning rooms where the staff member has been present, as well as bathrooms, offices, and common areas. Our school nurses and administrators will monitor student and staff attendance and will be on the lookout for any symptomatic indications. The District’s administrative team and I are closely monitoring this situation as it evolves. We will communicate more information as soon as it becomes available.
In the meantime, if you or a member of your family is asked to self-quarantine by an employer or organization with which you are associated, please notify the District immediately. Families should call the Rye City School District Director of Health Services, Tracey Barnett at 914-967-6100, ext. 1931. Ms. Barnett will monitor her voicemail throughout the weekend.
We appreciate your help in keeping our school community healthy and safe. Please refer to our website for previous communications, preventative hygiene measures, and resources for discussing Coronavirus with your children.
Dr. Eric Byrne
Eric Byrne, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools"