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District Ready with Testing; COVID Cases at Osborn Elementary & Rye Middle School

Rye BOD meeting 11-24-2020

(PHOTO: Rye schools boss Eric Byrne discussed developing a COVID testing capacity at last Tuesday’s Board of Ed meeting.)

On Monday, the Rye City School District announced COVID cases at Osborn Elementary and Rye Middle School. Those immediately impacted have been contacted by the school.

For those following the news last week of the COVID testing capability being developed by the Rye Schools, Rye schools boss Eric Byrne told MyRye.com the shipment of COVID tests from NY State arrived last Wednesday, as expected. “We are all set to begin testing if necessary,” said Byrne.

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From: Eric Byrne
Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
To: Rye City School District Recipients
November 30, 2020
Dear Osborn Families, Faculty and Staff,
The District was informed today that an individual at Osborn School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school on Tuesday, November 24. Due to federal health privacy laws, additional information about the individual cannot be released.
We are working closely with the Westchester County Department of Health and, as always, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Today, the District contacted via both phone and email the families of students along with faculty and staff who we have been told will need to quarantine.  If you did not receive a call and an email from the District, this means that based on the guidance received from the Department of Health, your student or you as a faculty or staff member did not meet their criteria for quarantine. The Department of Health will also be conducting contact tracing for this case using contact information provided by the District; however, we understand that their call backlog is significant and those calls may not come today.

For more information about the WCDOH protocols for handling COVID-19 issues, please see their FAQ (HERE) and the NYSDOH guidance for COVID-19 decision-making (COVID-19 Toolkit).

Please be assured that we will continue to do everything in our power to keep the Osborn community safe.

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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From: Eric Byrne

Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 4:24 PM
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
To: Rye City School District Recipients
November 30, 2020
Dear RMS Families, Faculty and Staff,
The District was informed today that an individual at RMS has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school on Tuesday, November 24. Due to federal health privacy laws, additional information about the individual cannot be released.
We are working closely with the Westchester County Department of Health and, as always, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Today, the District contacted via both phone and email the families of students along with faculty and staff who we have been told will need to quarantine.  If you did not receive a call and an email from the District, this means that based on the guidance received from the Department of Health, your student or you as a faculty or staff member did not meet their criteria for quarantine. The Department of Health will also be conducting contact tracing for this case using contact information provided by the District; however, we understand that their call backlog is significant and those calls may not come today.

For more information about the WCDOH protocols for handling COVID-19 issues, please see their FAQ (HERE) and the NYSDOH guidance for COVID-19 decision-making (COVID-19 Toolkit).

Please be assured that we will continue to do everything in our power to keep the RMS community safe.

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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