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Two More COVID Cases at Rye High – Those Impacted Being Contacted Tuesday

Early Tuesday afternoon, Rye schools announced two more COVID cases at Rye High School, including one person that was at a school event just this past Saturday. The school is in the process of contacting impacted individuals Tuesday afternoon.

The notice follows.

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From: Eric Byrne
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
To: Rye City School District Recipients

November 10, 2020

Dear Rye High School Families, Faculty and Staff,

The District was informed today that two additional individuals at Rye High School have tested positive for COVID-19. The first individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school building on Thursday, October 29. The second individual is currently in quarantine and was last at a school event on Saturday, November 7. Due to federal health privacy laws, additional information about the individuals 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. There are a small number of individuals who will need to quarantine as a result of exposure to these cases.

Today, the District will be contacting the families of students and faculty and staff who we have been told will need to quarantine via both phone and email.  If you do 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 we are unsure when affected individuals will be contacted.

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 Rye High School community safe.

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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